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Inserting an object in MS applications

Whenever, I try to insert object from file in Excel or Word; what I got are icons from Word or Excel. I'm not finding others like jpg or even Acrobat. Only somekind of a package.exe icon is present and it is not working.

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  • ymtong Jan 12, 2009

    I'm using Microsoft Office 2003.

  • ymtong Jan 12, 2009

    I'm using Microsoft Office 2003 with Windows XP Professional. Having problems with inserting objects from file in MS applications..only icons like Excel, Word turns up. I can't find jpg., pdf., and other icons. There is this package.exe thing which does not help....where have all the icons/associations gone?

  • ymtong Jan 12, 2009

    I'm not working on inserting WordArt....this does not help me...

  • ymtong Jan 13, 2009

    I wish to repost this problem and if someone could offer a solution?

  • ymtong Jan 13, 2009

    Inserting an object from file (the other one is create new) in a normal MS application like Excel or Word. The object(which is a file) will appear with its associated icon on the Excel worksheet or Word Document.

    When I try to insert object from file; browse for file to insert; then click display icons(only icons associated with MS applications appear) not jpg or even pdf...it jus appears as package.exe...which does not work...

  • ymtong Jan 14, 2009




    I'm not trying to insert a picture. I just want to insert an object...create from file...display as icon.

    I'm here having a pdf file; but clicking display icon; does not bring out anything apart from teh package.exe thing.

  • ymtong Jan 15, 2009

    Had provided additional info. and screen shots. Not sure if any help can come along quick?

  • ymtong Jan 15, 2009

    OK..I will try..just saw the proposed solution...

  • ymtong Jan 15, 2009

    Will it work without uninstalling the Microsoft Office 2003 applications?

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Create a new embedded object

  1. Click in the document where you want to place the embedded object.
  2. On the Insert menu, click Object, and then click the Create New tab.
  3. In the Object type box, click the type of object you want to create. Only programs that are installed on your computer and that support linked objects and embedded objects appear in the Object type box.
  4. To display the embedded object as an icon — for example, if you want to minimize the amount of space the object uses in the document — select the Display as icon check box. 
Note You can also insert a Microsoft Excel worksheet as an embedded object by clicking Insert Microsoft Excel Worksheet on the Standard toolbar.

Create a linked object or embedded object with existing information

=From a Microsoft Excel file
  1. Open both the Microsoft Word document and the Microsoft Excel worksheet that contains the data you want to create a linked object or embedded object from.
  2. Switch to Microsoft Excel, and then select the entire worksheet, a range of cells, or the chart you want.
  3. Click Copy .
  4. Switch to the Word document, and then click where you want the information to appear.
  5. On the Edit menu, click Paste Special.
  6. To link or embed the object, do one of the following:
  • To create a linked object, click Paste link.
  • To create an embedded object, click Paste.
     7.  In the As box, click the entry with the word "object" in its name. For example, click Microsoft Excel Worksheet Object

Note If you link data from a worksheet and select the Keep Source Formatting and Link to Excel option, the linked data will match the formatting in the Excel source file. If you select the Match Destination Table Style and Link to Excel option, the linked data will be formatted in the Word default table style.

With either option you can change the formatting of the linked object in the Word document. Formatting changes you make will remain when the data is updated in the source file.

=From other program files
  1. Open the file that contains the information you want to create a linked object or embedded object from, and then select the information.
  2. Click Copy .
  3. Switch to the Microsoft Word document, and then click where you want the information to appear.
  4. On the Edit menu, click Paste Special.
  5. To link or embed the object, do one of the following:
  • To create a linked object, click Paste link.
  • To create an embedded object, click Paste.
     6.  In the As box, click the entry with the word "object" in its name. For example, click Microsoft Word Document Object

=From an entire file
  1. Click in the document where you want to place the linked object or embedded object.
  2. On the Insert menu, click Object.
  3. Click Create from file.
  4. In the File box, type the name of the file you want to create a linked object or embedded object from, or click Browse to select from a list.
  5. To create a linked object, select the Link to file check box. 
An embedded object is created if you don't select the Link to file check box.

     6.  To display the linked object or embedded object as an icon — for example, if you want to minimize the amount of space the object uses in the document — select the Display as icon check box. 

Note When you create an embedded object from information in an existing Microsoft Excel workbook, the entire workbook is inserted into your document. The document displays only one worksheet at a time. To display a different worksheet, double-click the Microsoft Excel object, and then click a different worksheet.

*I hope I fixed your problem. 

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First off I would uninstall Microsoft Office, then scan with anti-virus (such as AVG)CLICK HERE
and anti-spyware like Adware CLICK HERE
Run a registry repair program if you have one if not here's a free one
http://www.download.com/Wise-Registry-Cleaner-3-Free/3000-2086_4-10605508.html
Reboot~ then install Office again, open Word and try again that should fix your problem, if not then repost with any new info and well try to fix any problems that may remain.

Thank you for stopping by Fixya!

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  • Quickfx PC Repair Jan 13, 2009

    Ignore my first post after reading your latest comment I understand better, ill post back with a new solution in a moment.



  • Quickfx PC Repair Jan 13, 2009

    Ok heres the problem, when you choose to insert an object from file (for instance I choose a hotfix for windows) it asked me on the object screen some choices (tic boxes that you can select)
    Link to file - Click Yes
    Display as icon- Click yes

    Now you can only display as an icon that Microsoft has in its files, there is a change display button that appears after you have clicked Display as icon. Click there and you can change to icon you want, now when you want to use contents you RIGHT CLICK the Icon, select PACKAGE OBJECT-ACTIVATE CONTENTS


  • Quickfx PC Repair Jan 18, 2009

    well in trying to insert an object it will insert an icon along with it, has to. It apperently sets the default to package.exe and that icon seems to be your only choice. But I tried inserting an object on 2003 and 2007 it did the same thing but worked just fine when i saved the document and opened it again. Object opened up just fine for me.

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You need the original Microsoft Office 2003 CD.
install the additional tools from the CD.
in order to do that, I suggest that you unistall the office from the control panel>>ad and remove programs.
install the Office from the CD, select custom and select all subcategories program.
the insert object is uder the format and tools. on the CD.

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I will try to answer:

"I'm using Microsoft Office 2003 with Windows XP Professional. Having problems with inserting objects from file in MS applications.."

A: You can insert objects using the Insert menu on Top bar in MS Office application.
You can insert only certain file types. Using the 'Insert File' command however will insert only file Icon and and link to file.

"only icons like Excel, Word turns up. I can't find jpg., pdf., and other icons."

A: If you open the dropdown menu under insert and press the downarrows to expand dropdown menu, you will see that you have more options in there.

To insert a picture use insert picture.

You cannot merge part of a PDF file , or even a different text file, on an Office document just doing insert.

You need to open the other document and do copy and paste.

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U mean to say that you are inserting objects?

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    Re-installing Office all over again can fix this

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Hi!
Did you recently installed any kind of software or program or downloaded any kind of file from web?

Seems to be trojan or virus that has deleted your system files. Scan your system with a good antivirus.
And to solve this problem restore your system to a previous date(when your system was last working fine). You can do it from start menu->programs->accesories->system tools->system restore.

Ask for clarification.

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Rylee

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    Rylee Smith Jan 12, 2009

    Note that after you restore your system your data after that date would get deleted.

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    Rylee Smith Jan 12, 2009

    Also if you want your files to open right after restore then reinstall MS Office

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Read the article from microsoft :)


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/312802



Thanks.

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Are you using latest microsoft office ?

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  • SAM ANDERSON Jan 12, 2009

    Hope this link helps you

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/285820


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