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Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft® Office Excel 2003 in 24 Hours by Trudi Reisner

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Using Objects in Excel

Sharing data between applications is called Object Linking and Embedding, more commonly known as OLE. This might sound complicated, but it isn't. It means there's an object in a document in one Windows application that is linked to or embedded from a document in another Windows application. Many Windows applications let you link and embed information in any of these applications. For example, you can copy a Microsoft Excel chart and put it into a Microsoft Word document.

This feature lets you copy or move information between documents in different applications using drag-and-drop. Both applications must support OLE.

If the object is linked, it appears in your Office document but it is stored outside of your document. Your ...

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