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Microsoft® Word 2007 Bible by Herb Tyson

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Chapter 53. Integration with Other Office Applications

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Sending data between Excel and Word

  • Copying tables between Excel and Word

  • Exchanging outlines with PowerPoint presentations

  • Using the Outlook Address Book in Word

  • Outlook and Word—the Smart Tag connection

In some ways, using Office 2007 is like using a single multi-purpose program. Things mesh together almost seamlessly. For example, when you insert a chart into a Word 2007 document, if you don't pay close attention, you almost might not notice that the process starts Excel 2007. Back in the "olden days," you clearly knew you were using two programs.

While integration is now better than ever for many things you do in Office 2007, there are times when you really wonder if the left hand knows what the right hand is doing. For example, when copying cells from an Excel spreadsheet into a Word table, you might wonder why the default action would paste a 100 × 100 selection into a single Word table cell.

In this chapter, you'll explore the ways in which Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook communicate with Word. Some things are perfectly intuitive, and others aren't. The casual PowerPoint user might never stumble on how to send outlines back and forth with Word. Do you ever wonder about the array of different picture options when copying images between Word and other programs? Which format should you use, and what are the consequences of using this one or that? How can pasting a 40K picture into a Word file add 900K to its size? ...

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