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Chapter 19. Integrating with Office 2003 > Working with Embedded Office Objects

Working with Embedded Office Objects

Whereas linking connects two applications through a pasted file or a portion of a file, embedding places an entire document and the tools of its native application in another application file. You choose to embed, rather than link, based on what you want to do with the object and, in some cases, who will be using the application in which the embedded object resides. Here are two typical situations in which it's best to embed an object:

  • Limited system resources Rather than have two applications open at once, embed one in another by embedding an object. While the object is active, the object's application is also active (and its tools appear in the target application window). Close the source application after you edit the object, leaving the object in the target file and freeing system resources for the target application.

  • Simplicity Instead of linking (and having to decide when and if to update links), embed an application object and build the content you need, using the embedded application's tools. There is no need to restrict your moving and renaming of the file because no other files are linked to it.


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