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combine word and excel in one document

by cvismeg / February 10, 2013 11:55 AM PST

how to combine word and excel into one document

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One document or one file?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 11, 2013 3:26 AM PST

One thing is not the other but embedding a spreadsheet in a document is done all the time. But once in a while a new user will want a single file which is not supported.
Bob

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Word & Excel in One Document
by susanrokita / February 21, 2013 3:55 AM PST

Use Insert Object and choose Microsoft Word or Excel to insert an already prepared file or a new file. Save the combined document in the program you're working in. The embedded file will remain in your saved file.

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Nice.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 21, 2013 1:23 PM PST

I wonder if that will do what they want.

In the setup I have I want the spreadsheet to be "live" in the word document. But that's not the same thing.
Bob

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Word & Excel in One Document
by susanrokita / February 21, 2013 7:39 PM PST
In reply to: Nice.

After Insert Object, the spreadsheet is live, click to the side of the spreadsheet to close the active area. You can then format if you want the spreadsheet centered in your document by selecting and right clicking for your menu. It looks better if the spreadsheet is centered. If you need to work on the sheet "live", double click the sheet at any time and work away.

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Tried that in Office 2000
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 22, 2013 12:47 AM PST

And got a file in the .DOC. Yes it worked as I could double click and get the spreadsheet.

I wonder if it matters which version of Office is in use?
Bob

PS. Actually I don't wonder. Just asking in a way to elicit more information.

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Word & Excel in One Document
by susanrokita / February 22, 2013 5:45 AM PST

I've been embedding spreadsheets since the late 1980's. It doesn't matter which version you're using. Try it.

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I was on an older XP machine we had kicking around.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 22, 2013 5:48 AM PST

Tried it. Failed. Thought the version may matter. Works on Windows 7 and Office 2003. Seems Microsoft has a way with bugs.
Bob

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Word & Excel in One Document
by susanrokita / February 22, 2013 8:21 AM PST

What versions of Word and Excel are you using? Which OS? I was not using MS Office applications when I was working in the DOS environment. I was using WordPerfect and their spreadsheet program. I could do it with their programs way back then.

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Already answered those questions.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 22, 2013 9:10 AM PST

My comments was so you would share more. I have my solution but wanted to drag out some detail from you by sharing an old beast with an old version that didn't work,
Bob

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