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Excel 2010 Data Labels options not saving RRS feed

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  • I have setup excel pie charts whereby I only want the data label option “percentage” to be shown. If I save the workbook with these settings, close and then re-open the settings are retained.

    When I then upload this workbook to my SharePoint 2007 site and select open, open snapshot in excel the workbook opens, but all other data label options are set such as series name, category name, value, as well as percentage (percentagewhich is all I want, and the only one i set).

    If I choose the option “open the workbook in excel” the data label options are set correctly. I need to be able to open the workbook as a snapshot, with the correct data label options because the other option to simply open in excel through SharePoint strips out all the formulas which reference particular data.

    The odd thing with this is that if I open the snapshot in Excel 2007 the correct data label options are retained (series name, category name, value) are unticked, which is how I set it.

    I tried re-building the excel workbook again in excel 2010, but I’m having the same issue.

    I tried with a simple pie chart and the same happens. 

    I have tried the above scenario on a second Sharepoint 2007(not related to the first) and the issue still persists.

    I have tried the above with a SharePoint 2010 Office 365 trial and the above issue does not persist.

    I have tried the above on multiple PCS with different versions of windows (XP and Windows 7) using Excel 2010 and the issue persists.

    I have tried the above on multiple PCS with different versions of windows (XP and Windows 7) using Excel 2007 and the issue does not persist.

    So i'm guessing this is a bug/compatibility issue with SharePoint 2007 and Excel 2010 technologies specifically. 

    We are using Excel 2010 X86 SP1 and SharePoint enterprise server 2007

    Any help would be appreciated.





    • Edited by dsteele1 Tuesday, December 4, 2012 2:55 PM
    Tuesday, December 4, 2012 12:04 PM

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  • Hi,

    Try to download the service packs in the following links:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953334


    Jaynet Zhang
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Jaynet Zhang Tuesday, December 11, 2012 2:19 AM
    Thursday, December 6, 2012 8:04 AM
  • Thanks for the advice,

    After doing some digging I was advised to apply the below hotfix, which resolved the issue: 

    kb2687531

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687531

    I'm not sue why it resolved the issue, as the description I mentioned above doesn't appear to apply, but it worked! :) 


    Description of the Excel Services in SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package (Xlsrvapp-x-none.msp): October 30, 2012

    This article describes the Excel Services in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 issue that is fixed in the Excel Services in SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package that is dated October 30, 2012.
    This article describes the following items about the hotfix package:
    • The issues that the hotfix package fixes.
    • The prerequisites for installing the hotfix package.
    • Whether you must restart the computer after you install the hotfix package.
    • Whether the hotfix package is replaced by any other hotfix packages.
    • Whether you must make any registry changes.
    • The files that the hotfix package contains.

    Issue that this hotfix package fixes

    • Assume that you set the regional settings to Japanese on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. When you open the downloaded snapshot file with an Excel 2007 client from Excel Web Access, the chart axis and data labels are not displayed correctly. For example, the values display in currency instead of dates.
    • Assume that you set the regional settings to Japanese on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. When you open the downloaded snapshot file with an Excel 2010 client from Excel Web Access, the chart axis information is lost. 
    • Excel 2007 crashes when you open an Excel 2013 .xlsb file that contains an Office Web Application with table bindings, such as Agave.

    Friday, December 7, 2012 2:41 PM