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Copying Selected Data Between Applications

In addition to exporting (or importing) data using the File, Open or File, Save As command, you can also use the Edit, Copy and Edit, Paste commands to copy selected data from one document to another—and the receiving document can be in the same application or in a different application. For example, you can copy a wage rate from Excel into a Project Resource sheet or copy a picture of a Project Gantt Chart into a PowerPoint slide show.

You can also use the Insert Object command to insert data that is presented by another application—as long as both applications support Microsoft's OLE protocol (Object Linking and Embedding). For example, you can insert an Excel workbook into the task's Notes field or Objects field. If you insert a new Excel workbook file (that is, if you cre ate the document from within Project), the data it contains resides within Project and the Excel "object" is said to be embedded in Project. If you insert an existing Excel file as an object into Project, the object is said to be linked because the data resides outside Project and can be edited independently of Project. When you open the Project document, the linked copy of the workbook can be automatically updated to reflect any new values that were created while Project was not open.


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