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PowerPoint 2016 Error: Chart Links to Wrong Data

Error: Duplicated chart reverts to data of original chart after the duplicated chart’s data has been changed. THIS IS NOT A FEATURE REQUEST, IT IS A REPLICABLE ERROR!

Steps to replicate error:
1. Open PowerPoint 2016
2. New: Blank Presentation
3. Insert Chart on slide: Stacked Column, this is slide 1
4. Close the Data Sheet that automatically opened
5. Duplicate slide 1, this is slide 2
6. Go to slide 2: open Edit Data in Excel
7. Change any data in the Excel worksheet: KEEP EXCEL DATA SHEET OPEN
8. Duplicate slide 2, this is slide 3, do not make any changes
9. Go to slide 3: open Edit Data in Excel
10. ERROR: The data on slide 3 should match the data on slide 2 but it will not, it reverts to the data in slide 1

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