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    Microsoft Map Functions??? (Office 2003)

    I am editing an Powerpoint presentation that I did a couple of years ago -- it includes a Microsoft map object, which is a map of the U.S. in which I shaded certain states -- I seem to recall that I generated the map in Excel........now, I would like to change which states are shaded......Problem: its seems that the Microsoft Map functionality was removed sometime around Office 2000.....Question: did anything take its place? Is there an easy and inexpensive way for me to either recreate the map I made or edit the existing one? I am using Office 2003 Professional - I have attached a PPT file with the slide in question.

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    Re: Microsoft Map Functions??? (Office 2003)

    Absolutely correct. This functionality was removed (see <!mskb=277606>Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 277606<!/mskb>). If it's just a matter of re shading certain states, right click on the map, select Grouping and Ungroup. Then you can select the individual states and reformat them.
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    Re: Microsoft Map Functions??? (Office 2003)

    Microsoft Map was dropped in Office XP (2002). You can still open documents with maps in Office XP and 2003 apps, but you cannot edit the maps any more. Microsoft now sells Microsoft MapPoint as a separate product, it is not included with Office.

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    Re: Microsoft Map Functions??? (Office 2003)

    John: Thanks for the tip -- I had no idea that each state was actually a separate object -- I ungrouped and was able to shade individual states.......thanks a million.

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