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Chapter 9. OLE, Mail Merge, and Office A... > OBJECT LINKING AND EMBEDDING

OBJECT LINKING AND EMBEDDING

Choose Between Linking and Embedding Objects

The Annoyance:

I need to put part of a spreadsheet into a Word document so that it all prints together. I've gotten as far as the Paste Special dialog box—but should I use the "Paste" option or the "Paste link" option? What is the "link" bit, and what's it for?

The Fix:

As you're seeing, the Office applications provide two main ways of including information created in one application (here, the cells from the spreadsheet) in a document created in another application (here, your Word document). In either case, you want to use the Edit → Paste Special command and select the object with the application's name—for example, Microsoft Office Excel Worksheet Object—in the As list.


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