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You receive an error message when you add a chart to a workbook in Excel
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When you add a chart to a workbook in Microsoft Office Excel, you may receive the following error message:
When you click OK to clear the error message, you may receive the following error message:
No more new fonts may be applied in this workbook.
Cell table Integrity failure.
This problem occurs because of the Auto scale setting. When you add a chart to the workbook, the Auto scale setting is enabled by default. This setting causes charts to use two or more fonts instead of one. When you add multiple charts to a workbook with this setting enabled, the font limitation for a workbook may be reached. For Microsoft Excel 2000 and later, the maximum number of fonts is 512. If you add charts manually or if you copy and paste existing charts, you can reach the font limitation for a workbook. The following is an example of copying existing charts:
A registry key is available to prevent automatic font scaling for new charts. To fix existing charts, use one of the methods listed in the "Disable automatic font scaling in existing charts" section.
Prevent automatic font scaling for new chartsYou can disable automatic font scaling for all new charts to prevent the workbook from exceeding the maximum number of allowable fonts through setting a registry key.
To do disable the Auto scale setting, perform the following steps:Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
NOTE: Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.
Disable automatic font scaling in existing chartsUse one of the following methods to disable automatic font scaling in your existing charts.
Method 1: Disable Autoscale in each Chart
Method 2: Programmatically disable Auto scale on all existing charts in the workbookMicrosoft provides programming examples for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied. This includes, but is not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. This article assumes that you are familiar with the programming language that is being demonstrated and with the tools that are used to create and to debug procedures. Microsoft support engineers can help explain the functionality of a particular procedure, but they will not modify these examples to provide added functionality or construct procedures to meet your specific requirements. To programmatically disable Auto scale on all existing charts in a workbook, please do the following steps: