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By creating links in Smart Characters, you save time and ensure consistency in
your documents. You can share information from one document with several
others, and you only need to maintain the original; the others are updated
automatically. For example, if you store sales figures in a worksheet, you can
use that data in several different reports created with Smart Characters. As
long as you update the worksheet, Smart Characters updates the reports.
Creating links is as easy as copying and pasting. You copy a selection from an
application or document called the source and paste it where you want to appear
in the container document. You can create links between two Smart Characters
documents or between a Smart Characters document and a file created by another
Once you've established links, you can check for new data and retrieve it with
a single keystroke; or you can specify that new data is sent as soon as it is
available. You can link information in a variety of presentation formats -- for
example, as formatted or unformatted text.
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Links are saved as FileName:ObjectRange, so there must be a source file.
If the source file is new, save the source file prior to performing any linking
operations. To create a link between two documents:
Characters is both an OLE server and client. You can link Smart Characters
objects to Smart Characters documents. See the Edit
- Create or open a source file in the OLE server application, and create or
identify an object that you want to link.
- Select the object, then select Edit | Copy to copy the selection to
- Switch to the destination OLE client application, position the insertion
point, then select Edit | Paste Special, select a data type that does
not end with the word object, then select Paste Link.
Links can be updated either automatically or only when you request it. For
example, if you link a worksheet to a Smart Characters document, you can
control whether the information in the Smart Characters document changes every
time the worksheet changes or only when you want the document to change.
command controls a link's source and update option. Uses include: changing the
update option of a link, locking a link, manually updating a link, and
reconnecting a broken link.
Editing Linked Information
Edit a linked object the same way you edit an embedded object. Remember,
though, that any changes you make to a linked drawing appear in all the files
associated with it through links.
To edit a linked
The presentation of the linked drawing is
updated automatically to reflect your changes.
- Open the file that contains the link to the drawing you want to edit.
- Double click anywhere in the presentation of the linked drawing, or select
the drawing, and then choose Paint Picture Object from the Edit
menu. (The Object command changes to reflect the type of object
selected.) Paint opens, displaying the drawing.
- Edit the drawing as needed.
If you have set the Update option to Manual,
the presentation of the linked drawing does not change when the drawing it is
linked to changes. The presentation is updated only when you choose to
- Choose File | Save, then Exit & Return To (name of
Editing and Canceling Links
- To delete an object, select it and use the Edit | Clear command.
- To change a linked object into a static object, delete the link with the
dialog Cancel Link command. The linked information will remain in the
container document, but it can no longer be updated.
- To change the contents or the formatting of the linked object, do it at
its source. See
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