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Microsoft KB Archive/171313

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Article ID: 171313

Article Last Modified on 10/22/2000


  • Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q171313


The slices of a 3-D pie chart may not be displayed correctly. You may experience one or more of the following problems:

  • One slice of the pie may appear on top of another slice.


  • One slice of the pie may appear inside another slice.


  • The side of a pie slice may appear on top of another slice.


This behavior may occur when the following conditions are true:

  • The 3-D pie chart contains a large slice that crosses both 0 and 180 degrees.


  • At least one slice of the pie chart is exploded.


To correct this problem, install Microsoft Excel 97 Service Release 1 (SR-1).

To work around this problem, rotate the pie chart so that the largest slice does not cross both 0 and 180 degrees. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Click to select the pie chart.
  2. On the Chart menu, click 3-D View.
  3. Click Rotate Left (or Rotate Right) then click Apply. Repeat this step until the chart appears correctly.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Excel 97 for Windows. This problem was corrected in Microsoft Excel 97 SR-1.

For additional information about SR-1, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

172475 OFF97: How to Obtain and Install MS Office 97 SR-1


For more information about rotating 3-D charts, click the Index tab in Microsoft Excel Help, type the following text

rotating, 3-D

and then double-click the selected text to go to the "Change the view of a 3-D chart" topic.

Additional query words: XL97 cover over draw wedge sr1

Keywords: kbbug kbfix kbchart KB171313