Excel 2010 Web Pages and Chrome Browser

Saving excel worksheet with several graphs to a *.htm file.   Files to be viewed with Chrome Browser.  

With the Excel 2010 Web Options set to allow VML, Chrome does not load the graph images.  There is one image (.png) file for each graph in the *_files folder associated with the *.htm file.

If the VML option is unchecked, Excel creates 2 copies of each image in the *_files folder associated with the *.htm file.  This works with Chrome, but the file is bloated because of the duplicate images.  See attached examples.

If the same page is created using Excel 2003, the duplicate image files are not created and Chrome works fine.

Is there a way to configure Excel 2010 to avoid the duplicate images and be compatible with Chrome? i.e. make it work like Excel 2003?
BW999Asked:
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
Hello,

the html generated by Excel is not always standards compliant, so the content will render differently in different browsers. You will probably get the best rendering in Microsoft's own browser, Internet Explorer, but any other (standard compliant) browser will be very much hit and miss. There is not much you can do at your end, since you cannot change the way that Excel 2010 generates the html.

cheers, teylyn
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als315Commented:
You can try to use add-in for chrome: IE Tab. It can show pages in IE from chrome:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/hehijbfgiekmjfkfjpbkbammjbdenadd
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BW999Author Commented:
Thanks for the suggestions.   Hit or miss sounds right.   I tried the Chrome Add-ins without success.
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
How does the page look when viewed with Internet Explorer?
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BW999Author Commented:
Internet Explore works fine.
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
I thought it might. There's really not much you can do, because as an end user you cannot change how Excel generates the html. It's optimized for IE, so if you use another browser, you're out of luck.

cheers, teylyn
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BW999Author Commented:
Thanks.
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
BWW999, can you please explain the B grade? The answers are valid and correct and deserve an A. I understand that you don't like the fact that the pages don't render correctly in Chrome, but sometimes "you can't do that" is the correct answer.
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BW999Author Commented:
I apologize.  The grade should have been "A" based upon your criteria.   I asked the moderator to change it or tell me how to do that.
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