Currently think-cell charts can only be created in Microsoft PowerPoint. If you need to show think-cell charts in Microsoft Word or Excel you can:
If you paste the whole slide, you may want to use the Crop feature in Word [Excel] to hide and possibly delete the parts you do not need.
Known Issues: When pasting a chart, the background of labels on cluttered background or axis breaks may not be shown correctly in the pasted picture.
This is due to the design of Office 2007 and later. The PowerPoint fill type Slide background fill is unique to PowerPoint and is not converted into a different fill type or color when copying the shape into other Office programs. We asked Microsoft to reconsider and exhausted all possible avenues, but our design change request was finally rejected. Quoting the relevant part from Microsoft's rejection letter, "We have conducted an investigation into the cause of the problem. It appears that this behavior is by design as a Slide Background Fill behaves essentially like a No Fill. For instance, if a user had chosen a picture background for their shape rather than a solid fill, there should be no fill option when translated to Word."
If your company has a Microsoft Office support contract and you want to contact Microsoft regarding this issue, you may refer to case number REG:114073011660776 or the design change request Office14#903613.
Copy/paste the following VBA code into the module:
Sub PrepareCurrentSlideForCopyPaste() 'Deactivate think-cell temporarily Dim tcaddin As Object Set tcaddin = Application.COMAddIns("thinkcell.addin").Object Call tcaddin.ActivateAddIn(False) Do While tcaddin.IsAddInActive() DoEvents Loop 'Copy active slide into a new presentation ActiveWindow.View.Slide.Copy Dim pres As Presentation Set pres = Application.Presentations.Add Dim sld As SlideRange Set sld = pres.Slides.Paste 'Loop through shapes and replace Background Fill with Solid Fill White Dim shp As Shape For Each shp In sld.Shapes If shp.Fill.Type = Office.msoFillBackground Then shp.Fill.Solid 'For different background color change the RGB value shp.Fill.ForeColor.RGB = RGB(255, 255, 255) End If Next shp 'PrepareChartForWMF Call tcaddin.ActivateAddIn(True) Do While Not tcaddin.IsAddInActive() DoEvents Loop End Sub
Using this method it is possible to modify think-cell charts within the Microsoft PowerPoint Slide Object in Word or Excel afterwards. Right-click on the embedded slide: Slide Object → Open.
When using an Excel data link to the think-cell chart on the embedded PowerPoint slide, any data changes will only be available in PowerPoint after opening the slide object.