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When you insert slides into your PowerPoint presentation and then apply a different design to all the slides in your presentation, the colors of the charts on the slides that you inserted may use a different color from the color of the design template that you applied.
This problem may occur if the following conditions are true:
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
The English version of this fix should have the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel:
After the hotfix is installed, the English version of this fix will have the following file attributes:
Date Time Size File name -------------------------------------------------- 26-Nov-2002 17:09 1,804 Hotfix.txt 25-Nov-2002 22:46 2,198,084 Powerpnt.msp 25-Nov-2002 23:21 8,595,532 Powerpntff.msp 25-Nov-2002 22:54 6,617 Readme.txt
Date Time Version Size File name ------------------------------------------------------------ 25-Nov-2002 17:50 10.0.4721.0 5,978,696 Powerpnt.exe
To work around this problem, double-click the chart on your slide, and then click an empty area of your slide. When you do so, the color of your chart changes to the correct color as determined by the design template that you applied to your presentation.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
For more information about working with design templates, click Microsoft PowerPoint Help on the Help menu, type design template in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topics returned.
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