Programs: Microsoft Excel: Lesson #7


Lesson #7: The following section will explain the basic differences between linking and embedding a chart to create a compound word document.
The main topics of this lesson are:
  • Linking a chart to a document
  • Embedding
  • A compound document
Lesson #7: Understanding OLE and compound documents
Topic # 1 Linking a chart to a document

The linking of the chart to a document is done by saving the chart as its own document and linking (connecting) it to a particular “destination”.  It Allows for changes to be made simultaneously to many “destinations”. It automatically applies all image file changes to the document in “destination”.  It use is preferable if graph in destinations needs frequent changing.
 
Topic # 2 Embedding
Embedding means storing the graph in a specific document/destination with the intention of using this document on another computer or not changing it.
Objective # 3 A Compound Document
The picture on the right is a refresher of what a compound document should look like. It is a very powerful tool for being an effective presenter and getting your message across neatly and clearly!
 
nOLE is a very useful tool in creating powerful reports and presentations!

Lesson Review

In this lesson we covered the basic differences between linking and embedding a chart to create a compound word document.

The topics discussed were:

  • Linking a chart to a document
  • Embedding
  • A compound document

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Programs: Microsoft Excel: Lesson #7