Problem with changing datalabels color after save the file and reopen


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Feb 7, 2014
I need to create some quality reports for my work and run into this "strange problem".
I create some pivot tables from raw data and then create the charts visualizing each pivot table.
Trying to represent with green or red, if the specific platforms we build meet the first pass yield customer demands, i want to change the data label colors of the charts.
Everything works, I can say perfect except the fact that after the code save and close the report and publish it in PDF (so far with no issue), when i reopen the report in the excel format all labels adopt not only the value as was before the save but include "series name","category name" which i do not want.
I copy the part of code that changes the color depends the target value.
It is my first time writing code so please if there is any way improve this let me know.
Thanks in advance

For HowManyFormFactorLoop = 1 To HowManyFormFactor 'how many actually pivot tables and charts exist. form factor is a group of platforms
    'Mark the red and green points in the chart
    ActiveSheet.ChartObjects(HowManyFormFactorLoop).Activate                              'I activate the chart
    Category = ActiveChart.SeriesCollection(1).XValues                                            'I need the category so i can track the target from a target table
    For CHSeriesCount = 1 To ActiveChart.SeriesCollection.Count                               'looping through the series
        CategoryPoints = ActiveChart.SeriesCollection(CHSeriesCount).Values                'Grab all the data labels values to check if they are above or below the target
        ActiveChart.SeriesCollection(CHSeriesCount).DataLabels.NumberFormat = "0%"
        For i = 1 To UBound(CategoryPoints)                                                            'looping through the data labels for each series
            Target = Application.WorksheetFunction.VLookup(Category(i), WB.Sheets("PlatformsTargets").Range("A1").CurrentRegion, 2, False)
            If CategoryPoints(i) >= Target Then                
                ActiveChart.SeriesCollection(CHSeriesCount).Points(i).DataLabel.Format.TextFrame2.TextRange.Font.Fill.ForeColor.RGB = RGB(0, 255, 0)
                ActiveChart.SeriesCollection(CHSeriesCount).Points(i).DataLabel.Format.TextFrame2.TextRange.Font.Fill.ForeColor.RGB = RGB(255, 0, 0)
            End If
        Next i
    Next CHSeriesCount
Next HowManyFormFactorLoop
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