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If you have an object in one file that you’d like to put into another, such as a doc, a dynamic chart, or a presentation slide, embed or link to it.

Note: This feature is not available for the Office Online apps.

Embed a file

To insert a copy of your file into another, embed it.

  1. Select Insert > Object.

  2. Select Create from File.

  3. Select Browse and go to the file you want to use.

  4. Select Insert.

  5. Select Display as icon and then select OK.

Link to a file

If you'd like to see the most recent version of a file in another, link to it.

  1. Select Insert > Object.

  2. Select Create from File.

  3. Select Browse and go to the file you want to use.

  4. Select Insert.

  5. Select Link to file and then select OK.

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If you need to insert an object into another file, such as a doc, a dynamic chart, or a presentation slide, embed or link to it.

Embed if you’d like to insert a copy of your file or link to it if you’d like to see the most recent version, if it gets updated.

Select Object and then select Create from File.

Choose Browse, go to the file you want to use, and select Insert.

To embed a copy and have it show up as an icon, select Display as icon and click OK.

This makes it convenient to email the file because all the info is now stored in one place.

To link your file and see updates when changes are made, select Link to file and click OK.

The linked content actually appears in the file.

And if the linked content changes, you'll see it the next time you reopen your file.

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