CorporateCharts ensures your charts in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel always reflect the company’s visual identity. This article will elaborate on how to support and troubleshoot if the chart design must be edited or if a client experience any issues.
All SkabelonDesign tools including CorporateCharts are managed by one VSTO add-in called Office Extensions. Read more about the framework here.
If a more in-depth description of the specific parameters is needed, look into this article.
All SkabelonDesign tools including CorporateCharts are managed by one VSTO add-in called Office Extensions. Configuration files related to Office Extensions tools are placed in this folder:
The inside of the Office Extensions folder is divided into 4 folders as visualized below:
The Office Extensions addin files are placed in
In regards to CorporateCharts, the functionality is placed in the
Plugins folder and named
SkabelonDesign.CorporateCharts3. The buttons are placed in
Modules and are named
XX_nocontext_CorporateCharts, while the configuration adjusted to the design is placed in a folder called
The functionality could be arranged and named in the ribbon as visualized below:
Change to the design
As mentioned above, the CorporateCharts design is placed here:
This folder contains two folders named
colors and it is in these folders the configuration can be modified if needed.
The settings, that will switch the default Microsoft Office chart, into the client's design, is placed in the
charts folder. In this folder, a minimum of one JSON file is added, and it is in this file that the font size, location of the legend, color order, pie explosion, etc. is defined.
colors folder, a JSON with all the colors are named and defined using RGB. The name of the color is used in the charts JSON.
As mentioned earlier, full functionality of all Office Extensions tools requires the prerequisites in this article are installed, and furthermore, the Office Extensions add-in must be enabled. Read more in this article.
If an issue is only centered around CorporateCharts and the tool isn't working, you can check the if
SkabelonDesign.CorporateCharts3 is placed in the
Plugin folder, and look into the log as described here.
If the buttons are missing, but the addin is enabled, it's typically caused by a configuration mistake in the
Module, or an invalid syntax error in the Module XML. You can use an online validator to troubleshoot these syntax issues.
If there is an issue regarding the design which could be wrong or not displayed at all. It could be related to a wrong reference, used in the configuration of the chart JSON, or a syntax error in the JSON file. As stated above we recommend using a JSON validator to point out issues with the syntax.