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Chapter 12. Using Data from Other Source... > Using OLE to Link Information Togeth...

Using OLE to Link Information Together

One way to share data between Office applications is to copy and paste, but with Object Linking and Embedding (OLE), you can do more. You can link data between two programs so that if the data changes in the originating program, it is automatically updated in Word. Linking is very important if you use data that requires constant updating, such as spreadsheets or databases.

You can also embed the information in a document with a pointer to the application that created it. Embedded information can be edited from within Word; all you have to do is double-click it. Word creates an editing window with all the menus and toolbars from the originating program.


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