DDE And Excel

For some time I have been tying to establish a DDE connection to Excel from my delphi app.
What I need to do is to open a link, instruct excel to load a worksheet, then tell excel to copy a sinngle
chart off the sheet to the clipboard. I have had no luck with either delphi 1/excel 5.0 or delphi 2/excel
95. HHHHEEELLLPPP !!!

Thanks in advance...