Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
To identify the file you want to embed, click the Browse button and then, in the Browse
dialog box that opens, navigate to the folder where the file is stored and double-click
the file. The Browse dialog box closes, and the file path appears in the File box. Click OK
to embed your workbook in the presentation.
If you want to embed a workbook in a file created with any other Office program but
don’t want the worksheet to take up much space on the screen, select the Display As
Icon check box. After you select the file to embed and click OK, the file is represented
by the same icon used to represent it in Windows. Double-clicking the icon opens
the embedded document in its original application.
Troubleshooting If your Excel workbook’s cells don’t have a background ill color (that is,
you have the No Fill option selected), PowerPoint treats the cells’ backgrounds as if they
were transparent. If you were to place cells with black text and no background ill over a
dark background, you would not be able to see the text. To make your text visible, ill the
cells with a very light gray color so the presentation’s background doesn’t show through.
To edit an embedded Excel workbook, right-click the workbook (or the icon representing
it) and then, on the shortcut menu that appears, point to Worksheet Object and click Edit.
The workbook opens for editing. After you finish making your changes, you can click
anywhere outside the workbook to return to the presentation.
In this exercise, you’ll embed an Excel workbook containing sales data in a PowerPoint
Important You must have PowerPoint 2010 installed on your computer to complete this
SET UP You need the 2010YearlyRevenueSummary presentation you created in the
previous exercise, and the RevenueByServiceLevel_start workbook located in your
Chapter13 practice file folder to complete this exercise. If you did not complete the
previous exercise, you should do so now. Open the RevenueByServiceLevel_start
workbook, and save it as RevenueByServiceLevel . Then, if necessary open the
2010YearlyRevenueSummary presentation. Then follow the steps.
1. In the Slides panel of the presentation window, click the second slide.
The second slide appears.
2. On the Insert tab, in the Text group, click Object .
The Insert Object dialog box opens.