PPT97: Excel Chart Does Not Refresh Properly After Update

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When you update a link to a Microsoft Excel chart, the chart may not be redrawn completely.


This problem occurs if the following circumstances are true:
  • You have pasted an Excel chart into a Microsoft PowerPoint slide by using the Paste Link option.


  • You specify that the link to the Excel chart will be updated manually.


  • The Excel chart is not completely visible in the visible area of the Excel worksheet.


  • The chart is selected on the Excel worksheet.


  • You update the link.


To correct this problem, obtain Microsoft Office 97 Service Release 2 (SR-2).

For additional information about SR-2, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
151261 OFF97: How to Obtain and Install MS Office 97 SR-2
To temporarily work around the problem, select a cell on the Excel worksheet before you update the link to the chart.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the products listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was corrected in Microsoft Office 97 Service Release 2 (SR-2).


Article ID: 151047 - Last Review: November 2, 2013 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 97 Standard Edition
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