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XL2000: Visual Basic Macro to Break Chart Links
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Charts in Microsoft Excel are, by default, linked to the range of cells on the worksheets that they were created from. You can break the links by converting the cell references to values in the SERIES formula for the chart.
This article describes a sample Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications macro that you can use to perform this action.
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(http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;en-us;cntactms)To create and use a Visual Basic macro to break the links from the active chart to the spreadsheet cells from which it was created, follow these steps:
NOTE: For the purpose of this macro, a chart is active when it is embedded into the active worksheet and the chart is selected by clicking it; or if it is on a separate chart sheet, the chart sheet is the active sheet.
For more information about the Values property, in the Visual Basic Editor, click Microsoft Visual Basic Help on the Help menu, type values property in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.
For additional information about manually removing links, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/214139/EN-US/ )XL2000: How to Break Links Between a Chart and a Worksheet