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WD97: Excel 97 Chart Object Becomes Picture Converting to Word 7.0

Article ID: 157638

Article Last Modified on 1/19/2007


  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition

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In Word 7.0, when you open a Word 97 document that contains a Microsoft Excel chart object, and you double-click the Excel chart object, the Word Picture Editor is opened instead of Excel.


To open a Word 97 document containing an Excel chart object in Word 7.0, and to be able to double-click the Excel chart object to open Excel, install the Microsoft Word 97-2000 Import Converter. For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

162214 WD: How to Obtain the Word 97-2000 Import Converter


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

Additional query words: 8.0 word97

Keywords: kbbug kbinterop kbnofix KB157638