XL2000: Series Data Orientation Not Saved in Custom Chart Type

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SYMPTOMS
When you save a custom chart type and apply it to a new chart, the dataseries and the x-axis labels revert to the defaults in Microsoft Excel.
CAUSE
Saving a custom chart type does not store whether the data series isoriented on the chart in rows or columns, or whether the x-axis labels arein the first row or first column. Therefore, if you apply the custom charttype to new data, the x-axis labels and orientation of the data series usethe defaults in Excel.
WORKAROUND
To adjust the orientation of the series after creating a custom chart:
  1. Select the custom chart.
  2. Click the Chart Wizard button on the Standard toolbar.
  3. In step 1 of the Chart Wizard, click Next.
  4. Under Series in, click the appropriate option, and then click the Series tab.
  5. Specify the series and x-axis label information that you want and then click Finish.
MORE INFORMATION
Excel only stores the layout, existence of chart components, andformatting information of user-defined chart types, for example:
  • Legend

  • Gridlines

  • Data labels

  • A secondary axis

  • Colors

  • Patterns

  • Fills

  • Placement choices for various chart items

  • Fonts
Excel does not store the exact data used to create the chart. Ifit did, you could only use autoformat on data sets of the same size.
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Article ID: 214318 - Last Review: 10/14/2013 15:30:17 - Revision: 3.0

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