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Inserting OLE Objects

  1. From the Edit menu, select Insert New Object.
  2. Select the type of object you want to create.

    Only programs that are installed on your computer and that support OLE appear in the list.

  3. Select Create New to create a new OLE object using the selected application.

    Check Display as Icon to show the OLE object simply as an icon. Click Change Icon to change the icon's appearance.

  4. The selected programs will start, creating a window inside your software.
  5. Resize and edit the contents of the window, using the selected program.
  6. To finish using the selected program, press Esc or click anywhere outside the program window.

    Design area with an Excel spreadsheet

    After the OLE object has been inserted

See Also

Using OLE Objects (Windows Only)

Inserting Existing Files as OLE Objects

Editing OLE Objects

Converting OLE Objects to another Format

Converting OLE Objects to Basic Segments and Bitmaps

Changing Linking Properties of OLE Objects