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Chapter 6. Sharing Data Between Office A... > Combining Two or More Data Types in ...

Combining Two or More Data Types in One Document

After you get beyond the simple letter-writing or number-calculating aspects of Office, compound documents—such as a Word document with an integrated Excel worksheet or a PowerPoint presentation with an Excel chart—become more and more essential to effective business use of Office 2000.

The most common example, of course, is a corporate report, in which financial data from Excel (or tabular material from Access) is blended into a Word document, as in Figure 6.7. Or you might use Word to generate explanatory text for an Excel worksheet. You can store résumés from job candidates as Word documents in a field in an Access database. PowerPoint presentations almost routinely are compound documents with slides containing charts and tables from Excel.


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