Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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You can move or resize an embedded chart by changing the To p , Left , Width , and Height
properties of the ChartObject object. If you already have a reference to the Chart object, you
can get a reference to the ChartObject object through the Parent property of the Chart object.
Individual series in a chart are Series objects and belong to the SeriesCollection object of the
chart. The Delete method of the Series object is used to delete a series from a chart. You use
the NewSeries method of the SeriesCollection object to add a new series to a chart.
You can assign a VBA array, rather than the more commonly used Range object, to the Va flues
property of a Series object. This creates a chart that is independent of worksheet data and can
be distributed without a supporting worksheet.
The Va flues and XValues properties return data values, not the range references used in a
chart. You can determine the ranges referenced by a chart by examining the SERIES function
in the Formula property of each series.
Keep in mind the complexity of the Chart Model as you create procedures that reference
charts. Use some of the recommended tips provided to simplify how to reference the chart
and produce cleaner code, such as assigning the chart an object variable.
In the next chapter, you will learn how to setup your workbook so you can use PivotTables