21 votes4 comments · Excel for Windows (Desktop Application) » Charting, Mapping and Visualizations · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →
Thanks for the feature suggestion. We’ll definitely consider changing this default. Please continue to vote on this feature idea which will increase its chance of getting in the product.
Scott [MSFT]DS commented
Actually the main problem is that the default is a Microsoft Office Graphic Object which is rarely suitable. The object is linked to the spreadsheet that it's pasted from: change the spreadsheet and you change the Word document. I can't think of any time I've wanted that. I put things into Word to illuminate a report I'm writing, for example. I might well have a collection of data in Excel that I'll use to illustrate different parts of the report. It's very annoying to generate a series of charts to show different things, paste them in one by one and then discover that the early charts have turned themselves into the later ones. It took me some time to realise that I had to paste them in as pictures (EMF is best). I still forget periodically. If there's a way of making EMF the default I don't know what it is. I can only see choices for pasting text.