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Microsoft KB Archive/104451

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Article ID: 104451

Article Last Modified on 8/16/2005


  • Microsoft PowerPoint 95 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 3.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 4.0a
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 4.0c
  • Microsoft Excel 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Excel 5.0 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q104451


When you paste link a picture of an Excel chart to a PowerPoint slide, it is linked to the original worksheet by default, rather than linking the picture to the chart. This behavior occurs if you place the chart in its own chart window before selecting Edit Copy Picture.

You can see that the picture has been linked rather than embedded by going to the PowerPoint Edit menu and selecting Links, which is available only if the slide contains linked object(s).


Follow these steps to paste the picture as an embedded object:

  1. In Excel, select the chart on the worksheet.
  2. Holding down the SHIFT key, on the Edit menu click Copy Picture.
  3. Switch to PowerPoint, and on the Edit menu click Paste.

After following these steps, you should have an embedded picture of the Excel chart on your PowerPoint slide.


Steps to Reproduce Problem

  1. Create a chart in an Excel spreadsheet.
  2. Double-click the chart so that it is in its own chart window (it does not have to be maximized).
  3. Hold down the SHIFT key and click the Edit menu.
  4. Click Copy Picture.
  5. Switch to PowerPoint, then click Paste on the Edit menu.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was corrected in Microsoft PowerPoint 97 for Windows.

Additional query words: 3.00 4.00 4.00a 4.00c power point powerpt 7.00 w_excel winppt macppt ppt95

Keywords: kbinterop kbprb KB104451