OFF2000: Rendering of Dashed Lines in Embedded Chart or Graph Is Inconsistent

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In any Microsoft Office 2000 product, when you click Object on the Insert menu to embed a Microsoft Graph 2000 object or a Microsoft Excel Chart object, the rendering of dashed lines on the screen and in print is not consistent with the way that the object is rendered while it is being edited. In normal view, some of the dashes in the lines appear to be heavier weight and look different than when the object is active for editing.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
276367 OFF2000: How to Obtain the Latest Office 2000 Service Pack


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 2.


Steps to Reproduce Problem

  1. Start PowerPoint and open a new blank presentation, using the Chart AutoLayout.
  2. Double-click the chart object.
  3. Right-click in the chart above the legend, and then click Chart Type.
  4. In the Chart Type list, click to select Line, and then click OK
  5. Click to select one of the lines (data series), and then right-click it. Click Format Data Series.
  6. On the Patterns tab under Line, click to select Custom.
  7. In the Style list, click to select the third style in the list (dashed line), and then click OK.
  8. Click outside the chart.

    Result: The dashed lines are heavier in some areas and are not straight dashed lines. This is especially noticeable if you zoom to 200 percent or higher.


Article ID: 246553 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 3.1
  • Microsoft Excel 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Graph 2000
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 2000 Standard Edition
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