Creating Charts for Use in Other Programs

Though you can now create Excel charts directly in Office Word 2007 or PowerPoint, you might still want to create and manage them in Excel in order to keep all data and charts related to one document or presentation together in a single workbook.

Also, as discussed in the Word part of this book, in Chapter 7, creating graphics in their originating program and then pasting them into Word as pictures (instead of leaving live graphics in your document) can help you keep private source data private and help you ensure that the chart you send is the chart all recipients see.

Because you can create Excel charts in Word or PowerPoint, when you paste an Excel chart into either of those programs using the default ...

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