I'm trying to save a PowerPoint 2007 presentation which includes a chart copied from an Excel 2007 sheet in 97-2003 format but the chart is no longer editable by Office 2003 since it's automatically converted to an image. Here are the steps to reproduce the problem:
- Prepare a basic chart in Excel 2007
- Copy & paste the chart to PowerPoint 2007 presentation
- Click Save As -> PowerPoint 97-2003 presentation -> Save. You'll see "Microsoft Office PowerPoint Compability Checker" warning message telling you that SmartArt graphic will not be editable by earlier versions of PowerPoint.
- Open the presentation file using PowerPoint 2003 and you'll see that the chart is converted to an image. Other SmartArt objects are converted to shapes which allow them to be edited.
Is there a way to save the charts in PowerPoint 2007 so that they are editable by PowerPoint 2003? Any ideas?
Thanks a lot.