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Embedded objects become part of the Word file and, after they are inserted, they are no longer part of the source file.
For example, a monthly status report may contain information that is separately maintained in an Excel worksheet. Source file When an object is linked, information can be updated if the source file is modified. The Word file, or destination file, stores only the location of the source file, and it displays a representation of the linked data.
If you link the report to the worksheet, the data in the report can be updated whenever the source file is updated. Use linked objects if file size is a consideration.
If you insert the cells into the document as an Excel object, Microsoft Office Word runs Excel when you double-click the cells, and you can use Excel commands to work with the worksheet content.
When you insert an entire Excel workbook as an object, the document displays only one worksheet.