I learned a number of new skills with the "Excel 2003 missing manual" by exploring the index and trying whatever looked interesting. I also improved my fundamentals. However I created a problem for myself during my explorations, my charts turn to gray rectangles when I move the mouse pointer off the chart. I can format and edit them but they even appear as gray rectangles on the print preview. Charts I created in the past are still perfect. I must have changed an important setting during my my explorations. I tried too many new things to trace the source of my problem. Please help me with a solution to my problem.
Thanks, Henry
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  • Tai Hake (Official Rep) May 20, 2014 21:47
    Hi Henry,
    If your question is regarding a particular lesson or exercise of the Excel 2003 Missing Manual book we'd be happy to help. Can you tell me please which one you are referring to specifically and which page it's on?

    If your question is more of a general Excel help request, we unfortunately are not able to offer general tech support for Microsoft products here and recommend that you contact Microsoft directly as they are better staffed to answer any of your support needs.
    Their service team can be reached at 1-800-936-5700 or at

    Tai H.
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