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Tricks of the Microsoft® Office Gurus by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 6. Office in Overdrive: Sharing Data Between Applications

It’s getting hard to remember the days when applications operated in splendid isolation. In those bygone days, if you needed to write a memo, you’d fire up your word processor program and start hunting and pecking. If you then realized you needed a spreadsheet to complement the text, you’d shut down the word processor, crank up your spreadsheet program, and start crunching numbers. The only tools you had at hand to connect these two documents were a paper clip and a “See attached” message.

Now, thanks to wonders such as ...

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