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15. Copying, Linking, and Embedding Data

Understanding Types of Data Sharing

Windows and Office both have some great data-sharing features that enable you to move data easily from one application to another. You can embed Excel charts in Word, store PowerPoint slides in Access databases, insert web bookmarks and hyperlinks into email messages, and much more. There are so many data-sharing possibilities, however, that it can sometimes get confusing. In this chapter, you’ll learn about the various ways of sharing data and their advantages and drawbacks.

For basic data sharing, most people use the Clipboard, along with its associated commands (Cut, Copy, Paste), or drag-and-drop. These methods move or copy the content from one location to another ...

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