These questions can serve as the starting point for your discussions during the week. They are “thought starters,” so that you can explore some ideas associated with the discussion board and unit topics. Answers are not required, and should not be submitted with your required assignment. Answers are not graded.
1. What are some of the main applications for Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)?
2. Under what circumstances might you use OLE to embed an Excel spreadsheet in a Word document? Why might OLE be better than “copy and paste”?
3. What are some of the main functions of a compound document as defined by Microsoft?
B. Required Discussion Board assignment.
You will often create or use compound MS Office documents. Using the library and the Internet (use only legitimate research sources), find the definition of a compound document. Also, research object linking and embedding.
Please write and cite your findings about the definitions you find, then briefly explain why the following items are or are not compound documents within the Microsoft Office framework (or environment):
An external Excel spreadsheet linked into a Word document
A Web page