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Visualizing Your Message with Graphs, Diagrams, and Org Charts 5. 508 6. In the Chart Type scroll box, select the name of the chart you created. A thumbnail of your chart appears in the preview section. Note that it may not be perfectly representative of how your data will ultimately look. Click OK. Word reformats your chart based on your custom chart type. How Custom Chart Types Can Support Your Corporate Design Standards If you're working in a large office, you may want to standardize on a set of custom chart types that reflect your company's design standards. Word and Graph provide several ways to share custom chart types. The first method is to have each user open a document that contains the chart you want, select the chart, and store the format as a custom format--using the procedure previously described in "How to Create a Custom Chart." The alternative is to embed your custom charts in a template you can distribute or place in the workgroup templates folder. Note For more information about working with templates, see Chapter 11, "Templates, Wiz- ards, and Add-Ins," p. 355. In most cases, however, the best alternative is to copy the file GRUSRGAL.GRA, which stores custom charts, to each computer that you want to have access to them. In Word 2003 running on Windows 2000 or Windows XP, this file is typically stored in the C:\Documents and Settings \Username\Application Data\Microsoft\Graph folder, where Username corresponds to whichever profile is associated with your user logon.