Working with Legacy Graphs and OLE Objects
In this section, we travel back in time and explore the way in which we survived before SmartArt and the new charts came into existence.
We call these other objects legacy because they existed long before PowerPoint 2007. It is entirely possible that you might not be able to use the new SmartArt diagrams or charts with PowerPoint 2007. For instance, if your company has set a group policy that disables them, you are left with using only the legacy charts and graphs that exist as OLE objects.
In the following sections, we show you how to make full use of these OLE objects, including how to replace the ugly chart defaults that are unimpressive compared to the native, PowerPoint 2007, twenty-first century graphics.