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Microsoft Excel X for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide by Maria Langer

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OLE Objects

An object is all or part of a file created with an OLE-aware application. OLE or Object Linking and Embedding is a Microsoft technology that enables you to insert a file as an object within a document (Figure 1)—even if the file was created with a different application. Double-clicking the inserted object launches the application that created it so you can modify its contents.

Figure 1. A Microsoft Word document object inserted in a Microsoft Excel worksheet.

Excel's Object command enables you to insert OLE objects in two different ways:

  • Create and insert a new OLE object. This method launches a specific OLE-aware application so you ...

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