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Using MSGraph with PowerPoint 2007 (MS Graph, Charts)

If you're going back and forth between 2007 and 2003, and editing charts is a consideration, you really want to stick with MS Graph charts. MS Graph is the chart format that's native to PowerPoint 2003 and all previous versions. It's what you get when you insert a chart.

In PPT 2007, when you insert a chart, it automatically inserts an Excel chart. As long as you're going to stick strictly with Office 2007 and don't need to use VB/VBA or some other programming language to manipulate the charts, that's fine. Otherwise, you'll want to stick with MS Graph charts instead.

To do this, you'll need to change the registry:

Now you can restart PowerPoint and test the new setting. After you've made this change:

If you quit PowerPoint and change the registry value back to 0 before re-starting, PowerPoint will revert to it's previous behavior.

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Using MSGraph with PowerPoint 2007 (MS Graph, Charts)
Last update 29 October, 2014