15. Copying, Linking, and Embedding Data

Windows and Office both have some great data-sharing features that enable you to move data easily from one application to another. You can embed Excel charts in Word, store PowerPoint slides in Access databases, insert web bookmarks and hyperlinks into email messages, and much more. Having so many data-sharing possibilities, however, can sometimes get confusing. In this chapter, you discover the various ways of sharing data and their advantages and drawbacks.

For basic data sharing, most people use the Clipboard, along with its associated commands (Cut, Copy, and Paste), or drag-and-drop. These methods move or copy the content from one location to another without creating a connection between the locations. ...

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