An Excel 2003 chart may be truncated or cutoff when you view or save the Excel 2003 chart as a Web page

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256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows registry
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SYMPTOMS

When you view or save a Microsoft Office Excel 2003 chart as a Web page, the Excel 2003 chart may be truncated or cutoff on the right-side and on the bottom of the Excel 2003 chart.

CAUSE

This problem may occur when the Excel 2003 chart has been resized to a much larger size.

RESOLUTION

This problem was first fixed in a hotfix that is now contained in a service pack. If you installed the latest Office 2003 service pack, you do not have to install the hotfix.

Service pack information

This problem is corrected in Office 2003 Service Pack 3. To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Office 2003. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
870924 How to obtain the latest service pack for Office 2003

After you install the service pack, follow the steps that are listed in the "How to enable the hotfix" section of the article to set the
MaxOffscreenBitmapSize
registry key and to activate the hotfix.

Hotfix information

How to obtain the hotfix

This issue is fixed in the Excel 2003 post-Service Pack 2 Hotfix Package that is dated November 10, 2005. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
898778 Description of Excel 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: November 10, 2005
Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

How to enable the hotfix

  1. Quit Excel 2003.
  2. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
  3. Locate and then click the following registry key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Common\GELPrefs
  4. After you select the key that is specified in step 3, point to New on the Edit menu, and then click DWORD Value.
  5. Type MaxOffscreenBitmapSize, and then press ENTER.
  6. Right-click MaxOffscreenBitmapSize, and then click Modify.
  7. In the Value data box, type a value that is greater than 3072, and then click OK.

    Note In some circumstances, you may have to type a large value in the Value data box to prevent this problem. An example of a large value is 10,000.
  8. On the File menu, click Exit to quit Registry Editor.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

This problem was first corrected in Office 2003 Service Pack 3.

Properties

Article ID: 905875 - Last Review: October 9, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Small Business Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Basic Edition 2003
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