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Changing Linking Properties of OLE Objects

  1. From the Edit menu, select Links.
  2. Select the desired object link.
  3. Change the following linking options:

    Automatic / Manual

    Determines whether the linked information updates automatically when you open the document or manually when you choose to update it.

    Update Now

    Updates the OLE object in your document to reflect the present content of the original file when Manual mode is selected.

    Open Source

    Opens the linked object file using the associated program.

    Change Source

    Changes the linked object file, replacing the current file with another.

    Break link

    Gives you the option to permanently break the connection between a linked object and its source file.

See Also

Using OLE Objects (Windows Only)

Inserting OLE Objects

Inserting Existing Files as OLE Objects

Editing OLE Objects

Converting OLE Objects to another Format

Converting OLE Objects to Basic Segments and Bitmaps