Microsoft KB Archive/249060
Article ID: 249060
Article Last Modified on 11/13/2003
- Microsoft Excel 2000 Standard Edition
- Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 Standard Edition
- Microsoft Word 2000 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q249060
In Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 or Microsoft Word 2000, when you link to a chart object created in Microsoft Excel 2000, you may experience the following problems.
Microsoft Word 2000
When you paste the chart as a link in a Word 2000 document, you receive the following error message:
Microsoft PowerPoint 2000
- When you double-click the linked, embedded chart in PowerPoint 2000, you receive the following error message:
If you click Yes, the Detect and Repair feature starts.NOTE: Running Detect and Repair or reinstalling Excel 2000 does not correct this problem.
If you click No, you receive the following error message:
- When you open a PowerPoint 2000 presentation that contains a linked, embedded chart and you attempt to update the links when prompted, you receive the following error message:
- When you attempt to update the link using the Links command on the Edit menu, you receive the following error message:
This error message occurs when the path to the file that contains the embedded chart object (including the workbook name, worksheet name and chart object name) exceeds 64 characters. This limitation includes three characters representing the drive, the characters in folder names, the backslash character between folders, and the characters in the file name.
For example, the path for a file might be:
'c:\excel\personal\...\[my workbook with a really long name.xls]up_to_31_char_sheetname'!ChartObjectName
To resolve this problem, obtain Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1/1a (SR-1/SR-1a).
To obtain SR-1/SR-1a, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
245025 OFF2000: How to Obtain and Install Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1/1a (SR-1/SR-1a)
To temporarily work around this problem, rename the workbook, worksheet, or chart object so that they have shorter names.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was corrected in Microsoft Office 2000 SR-1/SR-1a.
When you embed an Excel object, the full link path created in the target file usually consists of the following parts:
- The full path to the source Excel workbook if it is in a different directory
- The characters that make up the source Excel workbook name
- An exclamation point that is inserted automatically to separate the Excel file name from the worksheet name
- The characters that make up the worksheet name
- Any apostrophes and brackets that are inserted automatically to denote the workbook name
- The chart object name.
The total length of these combined parts is limited to 64 characters.
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