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When embedding an Excel chart on a PowerPoint slide, why does the text look awful?

When embedding an Excel chart on a PowerPoint slide, why does the text look awful?

I have a recurring problem with Excel 2003/PowerPoint 2003, where I have a nice-looking chart in Excel and try to embed it on a PowerPoint slide. Quite often, the text in the chart (labels, axis labelling, etc.) looks dreadful in PowerPoint - yet when I open the embedded chart it looks perfect in Excel.

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Guest [Entry]

"Did you change the slide master? I just noticed that it only happens to me on one PowerPoint file and it is one where I changed the master.

If I paste a chart on a blank PowerPoint file, the chart looks great. But when I copy and paste the master from the other file that is when the chart gets all ugly.

In my case it has to do with some textboxes I have in the slide master. If I remove them from the master the chart will look just like it looks in Excel."
Guest [Entry]

"When you paste the chart, there should be a ""smart tag"" floating in the bottom right cornet. You can click on it, and it will have the ""match destination style"" rcdc mentioned.

That's what I always do."