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Article ID: 171581

Article Last Modified on 8/17/2005


  • Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Excel 95 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q171581


In Microsoft Excel 97, when you open a Microsoft Excel workbook that contains a chart, data labels may be moved from the location in which you positioned them when you last saved the file.


This problem occurs when the following conditions are true:

  • You create a workbook that contains a chart in Microsoft Excel 7.0.


  • You insert data labels in the chart and change the position of the data labels.


  • You open the workbook in Microsoft Excel 97.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.


This behavior does not occur for all charts or charts types. For example, the behavior does not always occur when you use a line chart. The chart may be moved only slightly when you use a pie chart. However, when you use a stacked column chart, the chart may be completely repositioned.

Note that in some cases labels may disappear.


For more information about using data labels in charts, click the index tab in Microsoft Excel 97 Help, type the following text:

charts, data labels

and then double-click the selected text to go to the "Change chart labels, titles, and other text" topic.

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