Can't Insert a Chart in PowerPoint 2007

Discussion in 'PowerPoint Newsgroup' started by Loris, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. Loris

    Loris Guest

    I'm using Office 2007 and Windows 7 OS and whenever I try to insert a chart
    into a PowerPoint slide, I get the following message: "To insert a chart, you
    must first close any open dialog boxes or cancel editing mode in Microsoft
    Excel." After clicking "OK", I get the following: "Some chart types cannot
    be combined with other chart types. Select a different chart type." However,
    I don't have Excel open at the time and I'm simply trying to insert a simple
    2D column chart. Anyone have any idea what could be causing this and how I
    can fix it?
    Loris, Feb 23, 2010
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  2. Loris

    vttotal Guest

    Hi Loris,

    That is weird that you are getting that message... To make your problem
    clearer I want to know where are you gathering data from to create your chart.

    The best thing to do if you continue to have those problems is to create
    your graph in excel and pasting it on your powerpoint slide(AND is that is
    still giving you problems just screen capture and go to paint and select the
    graph picture and cut and past it as an image file onto your powerpoint).

    Hope this information helps,

    Vicente Tulliano


    "Loris" wrote:

    > I'm using Office 2007 and Windows 7 OS and whenever I try to insert a chart
    > into a PowerPoint slide, I get the following message: "To insert a chart, you
    > must first close any open dialog boxes or cancel editing mode in Microsoft
    > Excel." After clicking "OK", I get the following: "Some chart types cannot
    > be combined with other chart types. Select a different chart type." However,
    > I don't have Excel open at the time and I'm simply trying to insert a simple
    > 2D column chart. Anyone have any idea what could be causing this and how I
    > can fix it?
    vttotal, Feb 23, 2010
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  3. Loris

    Echo S Guest

    If I recall correctly, this one's usually fixed by running Office
    Diagnostics. Go to Office Button | PPT Options | Resources and run
    diagnostics there.

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    "Loris" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I'm using Office 2007 and Windows 7 OS and whenever I try to insert a
    > chart
    > into a PowerPoint slide, I get the following message: "To insert a chart,
    > you
    > must first close any open dialog boxes or cancel editing mode in Microsoft
    > Excel." After clicking "OK", I get the following: "Some chart types
    > cannot
    > be combined with other chart types. Select a different chart type."
    > However,
    > I don't have Excel open at the time and I'm simply trying to insert a
    > simple
    > 2D column chart. Anyone have any idea what could be causing this and how
    > I
    > can fix it?
    Echo S, Feb 25, 2010
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