OLE Explained

This post provides a quick overview of OLE – (Object Linking & Embedding).

OLE – simply is a standard to embed different documents together. One document type containing an object of another document type is said to be a compound document. The contained /embedded document objects retain their properties. This

A common example of OLE is a spreadsheet object (MS Excel) being contained within a word processor (MS Word ). While the user would only be able to edit a document type ( MS Word / MS Excel) If the required software (that understands the document type) is installed on machine.


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