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run macro on selected charts (resizing the chart area as well as data labels)

Posted on 2014-01-20
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Dear Experts:

for the selected charts on the active worksheet I would like to run the following VBA macro:

- Resize the charts to Width of 5 cm and Height of 9 cm
- Increase the size of the chart labels (all of them are pie charts) to 10 pt and font type 'Times New Roman'

Help is much appreciated. Thank you very much in advance.

Regards, Andreas
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by:Rgonzo1971
ID: 39794807
Hi,

pls try

Sub Makro7() '
' Makro7 Makro
For Each wks In Workbooks
    wks.Activate
    For Each cht In ActiveSheet.ChartObjects
        'cht.Legend.Format.TextFrame2.TextRange.Font.Size = 10
        cht.Chart.SeriesCollection(1).DataLabels.Format.TextFrame2.TextRange.Font.Size = 10
        cht.Chart.ChartArea.Height = Application.CentimetersToPoints(5)
        cht.Chart.ChartArea.Width = Application.CentimetersToPoints(9)
    Next
Next
End Sub

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Regards
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by:AndreasHermle
ID: 39797209
Hi Rgonzo,

thank you very much for your swift help. I will give your code a try soon, but as I can see all of the charts get worked on on the active worksheet.

I got charts on the active worksheet that should be left alone and only those charts that I selected by using the Shift-Key and clicking on them should be worked on. Is this possible, i.e. running the above macro just on selected charts ...

Regards, Andreas
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Rgonzo1971 earned 2000 total points
ID: 39797360
Hi,

pls try

Sub Makro7() '
' Makro7 Makro

For Each cht In Selection
    cht.Activate
    'cht.Legend.Format.TextFrame2.TextRange.Font.Size = 10
    cht.Chart.SeriesCollection(1).DataLabels.Format.TextFrame2.TextRange.Font.Size = 10
    cht.Chart.ChartArea.Height = Application.CentimetersToPoints(5)
    cht.Chart.ChartArea.Width = Application.CentimetersToPoints(9)
Next

End Sub

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It is without test whether you select Charts or anything

Regards
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by:AndreasHermle
ID: 39804628
Great, this did the trick. Thank you very much for your professional help. Regards,  Andreas
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