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OFFXP: Custom Graph Types in Graph Are Not Shared


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Symptoms

When you attempt to use custom graph formats created in Microsoft Graph, the custom formats may not be available to all users of the computer.

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Cause

This behavior occurs because the location of the custom graph formats file Grusrgal.gra is user-dependent. The default location for this file depends on whether the computer is running Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me), Microsoft Windows NT, or Microsoft Windows 2000.

Grusrgal.gra File Location in Microsoft Windows 98, Windows Me, and Microsoft Windows NT 4.0

C:\Windows Folder\Profiles\username\Application Data\Microsoft\Graph

Grusrgal.gra File Location in Microsoft Windows 2000

C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Microsoft\Graph
Which Grusrgal.gra file is used depends on the username, and therefore the custom graph formats available to some users may be different than those available to other users.

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Resolution

WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

If you want the users of a computer to use the same custom graph formats, follow these steps:
  1. Copy Grusrgal.gra to a folder that all users can access.
  2. Click Start, and then click Run.
  3. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
  4. Open the following registry key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Graph\Options
  5. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click String Value.
  6. Type GalleryPath, and then press ENTER.
  7. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
  8. In the Value data field, type the path for the shared folder.
  9. Click OK, and then quit the registry editor.
NOTE: If you want each user to use the same custom graph types, you need to log on to the computer as each user, and then repeat the steps.

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Keywords: KB282144, kbprb, kbpending

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Article Info
Article ID : 282144
Revision : 4
Created on : 1/29/2007
Published on : 1/29/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 334