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Excel Paste Special and Microsoft Object Not Working

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In Word 2007, when I select a Paste Sepcial and Microsoft Object in order to import and embed an Excel graph into Word 2007, I only see the link path to the Excel document in Word. For example: \\serverx\file\excefilename.xls

But, I need people to see the Excel graphic. I am able to see everything fine in the print preview screen. If I print the graphic appears fine as well. I just can't see the graphic within my normal Word 2007 view.

Any suggestions to make the Excel graphic appear as it should?

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by:Ingeborg Hawighorst
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Hello,

are you showing the field codes instead of the field? What happens if you hold down Alt and hit F9?

cheers, teylyn
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by:richeyd
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Hi Teylyn,
No, not the field codes, rather the file path. Similar to below:
{Link Excel.Sheet.8 "\\\\\\servername\share\path\excefilename.XLS" "pg.2!RICI:R18C10"\a\p}
When exactly should I be holding Alt F9 and what will that do? Please send me the details.
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Hello,

what you list above is a field code, the internal information Word needs to connect to the Excel file.

Alt-F9 toggles between showing the field codes and the actual content. With the document open, hold down the Alt key and hit the F9 function key. The field code will disappear and the chart will show instead.

cheers, teylyn
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by:Ingeborg Hawighorst
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You can also click Tools > Options > View tab and make sure that the tick box for "Field codes" is unticked.

cheers, teylyn
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by:richeyd
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Hi Teylyn,
Great! I will test this tomorrow and get back to you.
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by:richeyd
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Teylyn,
Alt-F9 worked. But could you just be more specific regarding the menu option to do this before I select your solution as an answer? There is no Tools>Options>View Tab for field codes.
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by:Ingeborg Hawighorst
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Sorry, wrong version. That was for 2003 and earlier.

I'm not in front of 2007 right now, but it should be something like: click the Office globe and open the Word Options > Advanced > scroll down to the section "Show document content"  and see the option "Show Field codes instead of their values"

The Alt-F9 shortcut toggles that tick box without going the long way to the Options dialog.

cheers, teylyn
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