Link or embed Project information into another program

You can embed (embedding: The placing of an OLE object into a container document. You can edit an embedded object from within the container document by using a program associated with the object.) Project information independent of the source (source: The location where moved, copied, imported, or exported information originated; can be a view, table, document, or other program. In OLE, the document or program that furnishes information to a linked object in a destination, document, or program.) file, or you can link to the information to enable dynamic updates from the source file. You can do this from any Project view.

  1. In Project, on the View menu, click the view that you want.

To use a view that is not on the View menu, click More Views, click the view that you want to use in the Views list, and then click Apply.

  1. Select the information that you want to paste into the other program, and then click Copy Cell Button image.

 Note   This command changes to Copy Task if you select an entire task or a set of tasks in a task view, or to Copy Resource if you select a resource row or a set of resources in a resource view.

  1. In the other program (which must be one that supports object (object: In OLE, shared information, such as a chart, among different documents and different programs. The program used to create the object and the object type determines the programs that can be used to edit the object, as well as how it can be edited.) linking and embedding), select the location where you want to insert the information.
  2. Under Clipboard, click Paste, and then click Paste Special.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • To embed the data independently, without a link to the source document, click Paste.
    • To link the inserted data to the data in the source document, click Paste Link.

 Note   Paste link is available only if the information can be updated.

Applies to:
Project 2007