Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Figure 30
Microsoft Outlook 2010 program window
email mess age sent
from a colleague
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Many programs allow users to use data created in one application in a document
created by another application. In fact, it is so easy to add a graphic to your word
processing document that you might forget the graphic was created and saved using graphics
software. Object linking and embedding OLE ) refers to the ability to use data from (
another fi le, called the source . Embedding occurs when you copy and paste the source
data in the new fi le. No matter what happens to the original, you still have the copy, as
it appeared when you fi rst copied it. Linking allows you to create a connection between
the source data and the copy in the new fi le. The link updates the copy every time a
change is made to the source data. The seamless nature of OLE among some applications
is referred to as integration , and the ability to integrate data from all applications has
become an important business skill.
Look back at the Visual Overview. The computer in the ad includes Microsoft
Windows 7 Home Premium edition and the Home and Student edition of Microsoft
Offi ce 2010. Many computer systems are available with both the operating system and
software installed, such as Microsoft Offi ce. You should, however, examine the features
of the software that is included, and research other available options. For example, if
someone wanted Microsoft Access installed on the computer, the Home and Student
edition of Microsoft Offi ce would not be satisfactory as it does not include the Microsoft
Access program.
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