Exporting OLE Object Linked to Excel File to a PDF from Crystal Reports

Hello Experts,

I have placed an OLE object on a Crystal Report ver.11
When I export the report to a PDF, the OLE object does not open the Excel file it is linked to.
It does open the Excel file from the Crystal Report.

Is there an option I need to adjust, or do OLE objects stop working when they are exported to a PDF?

Thank you for any info on this.
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Ido MilletProfessor of MIS at Penn State Erie and Owner, Millet SoftwareCommented:
I don't believe there is a way to change that behavior in Crystal.

However, one of the 3rd-party Crystal Reports Schedulers listed at http://kenhamady.com/bookmarks.html allows you to use hidden Crystal formulas in your report (or visible text that specifies a file name) to generate hyperlinks in the resulting PDF export.

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ChoppAuthor Commented:
Thank you, IdoMillet.

I am back to trying to get an OLE object to display the whole Excel sheet in the report instead of using an icon to open the file.   When I insert the sheet, only the top of it is displayed.  I've turned on the 'Can Grow' option for the object.  It grows horizontally, but not vertically.  Do you know of another option I can set to get the whole sheet to appear?

(I read in the Experts knowledge base a suggestion to break the Excel sheet into multiple pages and insert them separately, but I cannot do that for this project - the formulas, etc. need to be on a single sheet.)

Thanks again for your help.
Ido MilletProfessor of MIS at Penn State Erie and Owner, Millet SoftwareCommented:
OLE objects can't span more than 1 page inside Crystal.

The same tool mention above can convert your excel file to PDF, and then merge the resulting pdf with the pdf export from your Crystal report.
ChoppAuthor Commented:
Thank you, IdoMillet, for your help.
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