Renaming Charts/chart objects??

MrPez

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I've got a chart embedded in a spreadsheet that is called 'Chart 1'.

I've got some code to run and set the trendline which seems to run ok.

Code:
Dim STPChart As Chart

Set STPChart = Worksheets("Detector1_Report").ChartObjects("Chart 1").Chart

With STPChart
    blah blah blah...
However, I don't really like having charts called 'Chart 1' as I find it more difficult for other people to decipher the code. If I change the chart object using
Code:
ActiveChart.Parent.Name = "STP"
it fails on the first line above with RTE '-2147024809 (80070057): This member can only be accessed for a chart object.'

[Note, I also change the 'Chart 1' to 'STP' in the problematic line.]

Is there some other way I ought to rename the chart? Trying directly from excel doesn't work for me (Excel 2010).
 

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RoryA

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Select the chart, then on the Layout tab in the Chart Tools group, rename it using the box on the right hand side.
 

MrPez

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I swear I tried that earlier and the name wouldn't stick, but it seems to now.

Nonetheless I still get that error with
Code:
Set STPChart = Worksheets("Detector1_Report").ChartObjects("STP").Chart
 

RoryA

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I don't know what to say - it works for me.
 

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