IN THIS CHAPTER
Understanding data sharing
Pasting and linking data
Embedding objects in a worksheet
Embedding a workbook in a Word document
The applications in Microsoft Office are designed to work together. These programs have a common look and feel, and sharing data among these applications is usually quite easy.
Excel can import and export a variety of different file types. Besides sharing data using files, you can also transfer data to and from other open Windows applications in several other ways:
Copy and paste, using either the Windows Clipboard or the Office Clipboard. Copying and pasting information creates a static copy of the data.
Create a link so that subsequent changes in the source data will be reflected in the destination document.
Embed an entire object from one application into another application's document.
This chapter explores some ways in which you can make use of other applications while working with Excel, as well as some ways in which you can use Excel while working with other applications.
Copying information from one Windows application to another is quite easy. The application that contains the information that you're copying is the source application, and the application to which you're copying the information is the destination application.
Here are the general steps that are required to copy from one application to another:
Activate the source document window that contains ...