Excel Charts - Stacked Bar Chart showing data/color when it should be blank

CHBC1

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My title is probably very confusing, but it should make sense with the graphic below. Basically, I've created a chart in Excel showing some staffing data across months. The grey and gold lines are the budgets we're comparing against; the bars represent our actual staffing data. My Actuals data for May/June is blank (since those months haven't happened yet), so those bars should be blank. It looks totally fine in excel, but as soon as I paste it into Powerpoint, it looks like there are tiny blue bars in May/June.

I've identified that this problem only exists when pasting the chart as a picture. When I paste as a linked chart, it looks fine (no bars shown under May/June). Unfortunately we only paste in charts as pictures to ensure data doesn't get changed erroneously. This only happens for a few of my charts and I haven't been able to figure out what the root cause is!

Anyone have any ideas? If not, it's not the end of the world, but figured it doesn't hurt to ask :)


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