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How to always keep a chart in view when scrolling in Excel?

If there is a chart inserted in a sheet, while you scrolling the sheet down to view the data, the chart cannot be viewed at the same time as below screenshot shown, which must be nasty. In this article, I introduce a VBA code to keep a chart always in view even though scrolling the sheet down or up.

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To retain a chart in view while scrolling sheet, you can apply below VBA code to solve it.

1. Right click at sheet tab that you want to keep the chart visible, and click View Code form the context menu. See screenshot:
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2. In the popping Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, paste below code to the blank script.

VBA: Keep chart always in view

Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Range)
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    Dim CPos As Double
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    CPos = ActiveWindow.ScrollRow * ActiveCell.RowHeight
    ActiveSheet.ChartObjects("Chart 2").Activate
    ActiveSheet.Shapes("Chart 2").Top = CPos
    ActiveWindow.Visible = False
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

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3. Save and close the dialog, then the chart will be moved down or up as you clicking at any cell.
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Notes:

(1) In the VBA code, Chart 2 is the chart name you want to keep in view, you can change it as you need.

(2) This VBA cannot always keep a group of charts in view.

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    Mike · 4 months ago
    Is there a similar formula that can be built for Google Sheets?
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    Dennis Cassel · 10 months ago
    This macro did exactly what I wanted. However it created another problem that I wondered if you might have a solution to.

    While this macro is active I cannot select cells for other purposes such as formatting or merging them. Click and drag, shift nor ctrl work to select a group of cells. I can only select the one cell I clicked on. I frequently want to change formatting (background, fill down a formula, etc.) The only way I have been able to do this is to delete the macro, save, make my formatting changes, paste the macro back in and save.

    Is there a simpler way to do this? Perhaps:

    1. (preferred) A simple keystroke that would temporarily disable the macro and then re-enable it.

    2. Some code added to the macro to allow selection of a group of cells.

    Dennis
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    kendenny · 2 years ago
    This was good but I wish there was a way that it would just move with the scroll wheel, like heading lines. Also if I want to select a cell it takes two clicks. The first click moves the chart but also selects the chart so I have to click again to select the cell.
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      Ryan · 1 years ago
      I added "activecell.select" on the last line of this code and it fixed the double clicking issue. It will automatically select the last active cell, which will be the one you clicked on to move the chart. Hope this helps.