An effective presentation draws on information from many sources. Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 helps you seamlessly integrate information into your presentations using shared data from Office applications. In PowerPoint, you can insert an object created in another program into a presentation using technology known as object linking and embedding ( OLE ). OLE is a critical feature for many PowerPoint users because it lets you share objects among compatible programs when you create presentations.
When you share an object using OLE, the menus and toolbars from the program that created the object are available to you from within your PowerPoint presentation. When you want to make any changes or enhancements to the objects, you can edit the inserted object without having to leave PowerPoint.
OLE makes it easy to add graph and organization charts to present information visually. If you have information in other programs, such as Microsoft Office Word or Microsoft Office Excel, you can insert it in to your presentation with the help of OLE.