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Modifying an Embedded Object
handles appear around the chart area, and that when you copy the chart, a rotating dashed
line appears around the chart area.
8. Click the OK button. The Paste Special dialog box closes, and after a few moments, the
Excel pie chart appears in the letter. The Paste Options button
appears in the docu-
ment next to the chart. See Figure 1-9.
Pie chart embedded in the hospital letter
Figure 1-9
Paste Options
You can click the Paste Options button to select from a list of pasting options for the object
(for example, you could change the object to a linked object). You’ll leave the pasted object
as it is.
9. Click the Save button
on the Word Standard toolbar to save the letter with the embed-
ded chart.
10. Click the Microsoft Excel - Referrals Chart button on the taskbar, click any cell in the
worksheet outside of the chart area, and then close the Referrals Chart workbook without
saving any changes.
11. Click the Hospital Letter - Microsoft Word button on the taskbar to return to the Hospital
Letter document.
After reviewing the letter with the embedded pie chart, Caitlin decides that the pie
chart would be more impressive if it were rotated so that the pie slice showing the per-
centage of total referrals to Lifestyles appeared in front. Because you embedded the chart,
you can use Excel chart commands from within the Word document to modify the chart.
Modifying an Embedded Object
When you edit an embedded object within the destination program, the changes affect
only the embedded object; the original object in the source program remains unchanged.
When you double-click an embedded object, the destination program’s menu bar and
commands change to the menu bar and commands of the embedded object’s source pro-
gram, which you use to modify the embedded object.
Now that you have embedded the pie chart in Word, you can rotate the chart so that
the Lifestyles pie wedge appears in front.
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