Copy format between charts in PowerPoint

Discussion in 'PowerPoint Newsgroup' started by Mr. Smith, Mar 3, 2006.

  1. Mr. Smith

    Mr. Smith Guest

    Hi.
    In Excel it's possible to copy/past format (through Paste Special) between
    charts. However I do not find the same possibility in Power Point charts.

    Do anyone know how I can easily transferr a chart design
    (color/font/borderts etc) between charts in Power Point (2003).

    Regards
    Mr. Smith
    Mr. Smith, Mar 3, 2006
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  2. Mr. Smith

    Sandy Guest

    You can set a chart as a Default chart so that each time you create a new
    chart it uses that same design. Is that what you're looking for? Here's how:

    Click on the chart that you want to become your default design (open to edit)
    Go to Chart > Chart Type >Custom Types
    Click on Set as Default Chart
    Name the chart
    Hit OK

    BEFORE you do this, make sure your font auto scale is turned off (in edit
    mode, go to Font for all text, uncheck auto scale).
    --
    Sandy


    "Mr. Smith" wrote:

    > Hi.
    > In Excel it's possible to copy/past format (through Paste Special) between
    > charts. However I do not find the same possibility in Power Point charts.
    >
    > Do anyone know how I can easily transferr a chart design
    > (color/font/borderts etc) between charts in Power Point (2003).
    >
    > Regards
    > Mr. Smith
    >
    >
    >
    Sandy, Mar 3, 2006
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  3. Mr. Smith

    Mr. Smith Guest

    Thanks Sandy!
    I'm sure this will help me on new slides/charts, but can I replace design on
    old charts through this? Say I have some 10 charts in a presentation, and
    whant to replace the design on all of them to a new custom type design.

    Anyway. Great hint, and I'll try to define my own Custom type chart
    design....

    Thanks
    Mr. Smith



    "Sandy" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > You can set a chart as a Default chart so that each time you create a new
    > chart it uses that same design. Is that what you're looking for? Here's
    > how:
    >
    > Click on the chart that you want to become your default design (open to
    > edit)
    > Go to Chart > Chart Type >Custom Types
    > Click on Set as Default Chart
    > Name the chart
    > Hit OK
    >
    > BEFORE you do this, make sure your font auto scale is turned off (in edit
    > mode, go to Font for all text, uncheck auto scale).
    > --
    > Sandy
    >
    >
    > "Mr. Smith" wrote:
    >
    >> Hi.
    >> In Excel it's possible to copy/past format (through Paste Special)
    >> between
    >> charts. However I do not find the same possibility in Power Point charts.
    >>
    >> Do anyone know how I can easily transferr a chart design
    >> (color/font/borderts etc) between charts in Power Point (2003).
    >>
    >> Regards
    >> Mr. Smith
    >>
    >>
    >>
    Mr. Smith, Mar 3, 2006
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  4. Mr. Smith

    Mr. Smith Guest

    Thanks both of you!

    I will use both tips in the future

    Regards
    Mr. Smith

    "Steve Rindsberg" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > In article <OI0#>, Mr. Smith wrote:
    >> Thanks Sandy!
    >> I'm sure this will help me on new slides/charts, but can I replace design
    >> on
    >> old charts through this? Say I have some 10 charts in a presentation, and
    >> whant to replace the design on all of them to a new custom type design.

    >
    > There's a simple, if a bit roundabout way to do this.
    >
    > Create a new chart formatted the way you want it (e.g. using Sandy's
    > default
    > chart tip).
    >
    > Go to your original chart, doubleclick it and select all the data in the
    > data
    > sheet. Press Ctrl+C to copy it.
    >
    > Go to the new chart, activate it, select the cells you want to put your
    > data
    > into and press Ctrl+V to paste.
    >
    > In other words, you're not going to reformat an existing chart, you're
    > going to
    > transfer its data into a new properly formatted chart.
    >
    >
    > -----------------------------------------
    > Steve Rindsberg, PPT MVP
    > PPT FAQ: www.pptfaq.com
    > PPTools: www.pptools.com
    > ================================================
    >
    >
    Mr. Smith, Mar 3, 2006
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