i have a macro that changes the range used for the chart. this is based on the amount of records existing. Some days its 3 and some its 30 I need the chart to size itself accordingly so if many records arive on a day it will fit them in. i actually may have nailed it with chart.font.autosize = true .. exact syntax i cant remember but i think it works. from what i can see it makes the font smaller to fit the data in the chart. I'll know on monday as this records all problems encountered in my datacenter from workday to workday. On a weekend the data can be 30 or more records. the chart plots total problems by type. another vba macro counts the problems by type into an array. that array is applied to the chart. then the autosized font applied. I can give you the code im using on monday if it will shed some light. mabey there is a better way. But ill know monday if my way worked.