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How Do I Transition my XLSX Templates to 16.2.0 Charts and Bitmaps?

In version 16.2.0, charts and bitmaps were transitioned from in-line text Tags to actual chart/bitmap objects in Excel and PowerPoint. More details can be found on this topic in the article How Do I Use the New Bitmaps and Charts in 16.2?

This article will cover how you can transition an existing XLSX template to new charts/bitmaps.

Transitioning Templates in XLSX

While transitioning your charts/bitmaps to new charts/bitmaps in 16.2.0 will give you more formatting functionality, charts/bitmaps as in-line text Tags will be evaluated exactly the same in versions 16.2.0 -> 16.3.0 as they were in previous versions.

In Excel, transitioning templates requires re-saving each Chart Tag and Bitmap Tag in the template. Simply:

  1. Open the template
  2. Open a Chart/Bitmap tag in the editor by clicking "Edit Tag"
    1. By Chart, we refer to Chart Tags
    2. By Bitmap, we refer to either an Out or an Import Tag with the assigned type BITMAP
  3. Save the Tag from the editor.

After saving the Tag, the chart/bitmap will appear in the template as a chart/bitmap object. 

  1. Position your chart/bitmap in the template where you would like it to be. The chart/bitmap will be placed in the template with its upper-left-hand corner in the cell the text tag was placed in, but not necessarily where you want it to be output.

Be aware that a chart/bitmap is considered to be in the cell that the chart/bitmap's upper-left-hand corner appears in. If you select the chart/bitmap, the small circle used to resize the object marks the upper-left-hand corner of the object.

2. Repeat this process for all of the Chart Tags and Bitmap Tags in your template.


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