Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Linking to Office documents from workbooks
After you have linked a file—for example, a Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 presentation—to
your Excel workbook, you can edit the file by right-clicking its image or icon in your
workbook and then, on the shortcut menu that appears, clicking the appropriate Object
command and clicking Edit. For a PowerPoint file, you click Presentation Object. The file will
open in its native program. When you finish editing the file, your changes appear in your
workbook.
TIP The specific menu command you click changes to reflect the program used to create
the file to which you want to link. For a Word 2013 document, for example, the menu
command you click is Document Object.
In this exercise, you’ll link a PowerPoint 2013 presentation to an Excel workbook and then
edit the presentation after it opens in PowerPoint from within Excel.
IMPORTANT You must have PowerPoint 2013 installed on your computer to complete this
exercise.
SET UP You need the SummaryPresentation workbook and the
2013YearlyRevenueSummary presentation located in the Chapter13 practice file folder to complete this
exercise. Open the workbook, and then follow the steps.
1
In the SummaryPresentation workbook, on the Insert tab, in the Tex t group, click
Object to open the Object dialog box.
2
Click the Create from File tab to display the Create From File page.
3
Click Browse to open the Browse dialog box.
4
Browse to the 2013YearlyRevenueSummary.pptx presentation, and then
click Insert . The Browse dialog box closes, and the full file path of the
2013YearlyRevenueSummary presentation appears in the File name box.
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