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Cant get leader lines to display on pie charts in ppt sli

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Cant' get leader lines to display on pie charts in ppt slides.


This is for Powerpoint 2010, tried to upload an example but getting an error because it's .pptx and not .ppt.

Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Microsoft Office
Expert:  Joshua C. replied 4 years ago.
Thank you for using my name is XXXXX XXXXX I am going to assist you today.

To upload the file you can do it two ways:

1) Convert the file to ppt by going to file -> save as -> and select ppt


2) Go to, upload the file and provide me with the download link that is displayed after uploading.

I will review the file and determine the error that is causing the leader lines to not display.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thank you.


Here is a link to a test chart. chart.pptx

Expert:  Joshua C. replied 4 years ago.

Thank you for uploading the file, I reviewed the pie chart and determined the reason you are not seeing the leader lines.

To get the leader lines to show in the pie chart layout you have selected you need to drag the data labels from being on the pie chart to outside of the pie chart.

I have edited the test file and re-uploaded it so you can see the changes that I made. chart.pptx