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Chapter 13. Sharing Data > Using OLE to Link and Embed Data from Other Programs

Using OLE to Link and Embed Data from Other Programs

Copying and pasting is one way to share data from one Windows application to another, 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 WordPerfect. Linking is very important if you use data that requires constant updating, such as spreadsheets or databases. If you create a link to data, any changes to the data in the original application are automatically reflected in WordPerfect.

When you embed information from another program, WordPerfect inserts the information and remembers where the data came from. Embedded information can be edited from within WordPerfect—all you have to do is double-click it. WordPerfect creates an editing window with all the menus and toolbars from the original program.


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