A common pairing of Office programs combines Word and Excel. As you write a sales report, explain a budget, or create a memo showing distribution of sales, you often want to add existing spreadsheet data and charts to your text. Instead of re-creating the Excel data in Word, you can insert all or part of the data or chart into your Word document. You can use the Object button on the Insert tab or copy and paste the information from Excel into Word. The Paste Special command allows you to specify how you want to paste external information into Word. After you insert data or a chart into your word document, you can double-click the embedded Excel object to modify the data or chart.