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Ungroup every MSGraph chart in a presentation

Problem

You want to ungroup all of the charts in a presentation (perhaps in order to remove the data behind the graphs, leaving just a picture).

Solution

This macro will do the job in seconds:

Sub UngroupCharts()
' Note: this will only work on MSGraph charts, not Excel charts
'       it won't work in PPT 2007

    Dim oSh As Shape
    Dim oSl As Slide
    Dim x As Long

    For Each oSl In ActivePresentation.Slides
        For x = oSl.Shapes.Count To 1 Step -1
            Set oSh = oSl.Shapes(x)
            ' is it an embedded object?
            If oSh.Type = msoEmbeddedOLEObject Then
                ' is it a graph?
                If InStr(oSh.OLEFormat.ProgID, "MSGraph") > 0 Then
                    ' ungroup it
                    oSh.Ungroup
                End If
            End If
        Next
    Next

End Sub

See How do I use VBA code in PowerPoint? to learn how to use this example code.


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Ungroup every MSGraph chart in a presentation
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Last update 07 June, 2011
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