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As part of my interview to become a full time annual instructor at Wake Tech, I was required to prepare and deliver a lesson on how to perform a task in a Microsoft Office program. I chose to discuss the difference between importing, linking and embedding a file.,

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Link Embed Import

  1. 1. Three Integration Techniques Importing, Linking And Embedding
  2. 2. Linking, Embedding And Importing SOURCE PROGRAM OBJECT DESTINATION PROGRAM Are INTEGRATION Techniques
  3. 3. Integration Is Grrreat!!… <ul><li>Integrating Microsoft Office programs can increase your efficiency, productivity and creativity! </li></ul>
  4. 4. However… <ul><li>Embedding and linking can cause your system to run very slowly. Especially if your computer has limited memory. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Three Terms To Remember <ul><li>Object </li></ul><ul><li>Source </li></ul><ul><li>Destination </li></ul>
  6. 6. 1.Object <ul><li>File brought from source to destination. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A graph or chart created in excel. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Miniatures of slides created in PowerPoint. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An outline created in word. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. 2. Source <ul><li>Program and file from which you bring the object. </li></ul>
  8. 8. 3. Destination <ul><li>The program and file into which you will place the object </li></ul>
  9. 9. Mini Review <ul><li>An OBJECT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the item you bring from the source to destination program </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The SOURCE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the program from which you bring the object </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The DESTINATION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the program file in which you place the object </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. An Integration Term: OLE <ul><li>Object linking and embedding. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Refers to the ability to perform “IN PLACE EDITING.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The ability to link or embed. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not supported by all software programs. . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Critical reason why Microsoft Office is the preferred by home and business users. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pronounced Ole-LAY. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Integration Technique # 1: Importing
  12. 12. File To Import The Object is a Word Outline shown in the Source Program, MS Word Screen Capture
  13. 13. How To Import The File The object becomes a part of the destination program There is no further communication between the source and destination program Make formatting adjustments within destination program. Choose slides from files or slides from outline
  14. 14. Imported File <ul><li>I. Mother </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A. Slippers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Writing Paper </li></ul></ul><ul><li>II. Father </li></ul><ul><li>A. Compact Discs </li></ul><ul><li>B. Gloves </li></ul><ul><li>III. Sister </li></ul><ul><li>A. Blouse </li></ul><ul><li>B. Appointment Book </li></ul><ul><li>IV. Brother </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A. Video Game </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. DVDs </li></ul></ul>CHRISTMAS SHOPPING LIST The Object, an Outline as a slide in the Destination Program, MS PowerPoint
  15. 15. The Results Of Importing <ul><li>The object becomes a part of the destination program. </li></ul><ul><li>There is no further communication between the source and destination program. </li></ul><ul><li>Edits are made within destination program, using the destination program. </li></ul><ul><li>Changes to file in the destination program are not rendered in the source program file. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Integration Technique #2: Embedding
  17. 17. File To Embed Screen Capture of Holiday Shopping Budget Created In MS Excel The Object, an Excel Table shown in the Source Program, MS Excel
  18. 18. To Embed A File Creates a one-way connection To make changes to your object, the source program opens within the destination program. Changes in destination document do not affect source document. “ Link” is not checked Browse for file
  19. 19. Embedded File The Object , a Table in the Destination Program, MS PowerPoint
  20. 20. The Results Of Embedding <ul><li>One-way editing connection. </li></ul><ul><li>To edit object, the source program opens within the destination program. </li></ul><ul><li>Changes in destination document do not affect original source document. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Integration Technique # 3: Linking
  22. 22. Object To Link Screen Capture The Object, an Excel Chart shown in the Source Program, MS Excel
  23. 23. To Link A File Creates a two-way connection Changes in the source program are reflected in destination program and vice versa “Link” IS checked
  24. 24. Linked File The Object, an Excel Table with Chart in the Destination Program, MS PowerPoint
  25. 25. The Results Of Linking <ul><li>Two-way editing capability. </li></ul><ul><li>To edit object, the complete source program launches. </li></ul><ul><li>Changes in destination are also mirrored in the original source program. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Summary Of Similarities And Differences Among Importing, Linking And Embedding
  27. 27. The Similarities <ul><li>Each is a means of bringing an object from a source program into a destination program </li></ul>OBJECT DESTINATION PROGRAM SOURCE PROGRAM
  28. 28. The Differences Embedding One-way link between source and destination program. In-place editing launches source program within destination program. No changes are reflected in original. Importing No remaining link between source and destination program. Edits made in the destination program do not appear in the original document Linking Two-way link between source and destination program. In-place edits open the destination program, where they are made Changes appear in source and destination
  29. 29. Conclusion <ul><li>Importing, Embedding, and Linking, are Integration Tools. </li></ul><ul><li>Integration tools offer users of integrated software suites endless opportunities to achieve greater efficiency, productivity and creativity. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Presenter Information <ul><li>Leslie Elisabeth Eufrazio </li></ul><ul><li>Instructor, CIS, WTCC </li></ul><ul><li>LeMay 79 </li></ul><ul><li>662-3436 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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