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Mar 17, 2009

I'm having a problem with named ranges in a chart. I'm using Excel 2007 in Windows XP.

I have a line graph with twenty different series all using dynamic ranges. I created each series individually, typing the name and then the dynamic range I had previously defined. As far as I am aware, Excel demands when writing the reference that you specify which sheet/workbook this named range is from, so, given the scopes of my ranges are all 'workbook', I added the name of the workbook to the references.


Series name:

Series values:
='workbook name'!range1

This seems to work fine, but when I save and then re-open the file, the dynamic ranges no longer work. If I go to Select Data and look at the reference for a series, it has been changed thus:

Series values:

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