14. Working with Other Microsoft Office System Programs
Chapter at a Glance
By itself, Microsoft® Office Excel® 2007 provides a broad range of tools so that you can store, present, and summarize your financial data. Other 2007 Microsoft Office system programs extend your capabilities even further, enabling you to create databases, presentations, written reports, and custom Web pages through which you can organize and communicate your data in print and over networks.
All the Microsoft Office system programs interact in many useful ways. For example, you can include a file created with another Microsoft Office system program in an Excel 2007 worksheet. If you use Microsoft Office Word 2007 to write a quick note about why a customer's shipping expenditures decreased significantly in January, you can include the report in your workbook. Similarly, you can include your Excel 2007 workbooks in documents created with other Microsoft Office system programs. If you want to copy only part of a workbook, such as a chart, to another Microsoft Office system document, you can do that as well.
Excel 2007 integrates well with the Web. If you know of a Web-based resource that would be useful to someone who is viewing a document, you can create a hyperlink, or connection from a document to a place in the same file or to another file anywhere on a network or the Internet that the user's computer can reach.
In this chapter, you will learn how to include a Microsoft Office system document in a worksheet, store an Excel 2007 workbook as part of another Microsoft Office system document, create hyperlinks, and paste an Excel 2007 chart into another document.
Do you need only a quick refresher on the topics in this chapter? See the Quick Reference entries on pages xxviilxiii.