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When a row or column is inserted around a graph in Excel, Excel automatically resizes (expands) the graph. This corrupts the dimensions I determine for a specific graph. How can I prevent Excel from doing this resizing officiousness for all documents (i.e. existing and new ones) as default?

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From Excel 2007 help:

  1. Click anywhere in the chart.
  2. This displays the chart tools, adding the Design, Layout, and Format tabs.
  3. On the Format tab, in the Size group, click the Dialog Box Launcher (little square on the lower right corner of the group) next to Size.
  4. On the Properties tab, under Object Positioning select the option that you want.
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Thanks, but I think this applies to just the relevant graph or worksheet. What I need is to apply this as default to all new and existing Excel documents. Is it possible? – Mehper C. Palavuzlar Apr 3 '10 at 10:06
Not that I know of. There may be ways to do it in VBA, but that's not my forte. You could save your chart options as a template though: Chart Tools>Design>Save as Template. – Sux2Lose Apr 5 '10 at 14:46

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