Just as you can insert objects into a Mathcad worksheet from other OLE2-compatible applications, you can insert Mathcad objects-either entire Mathcad worksheets or selected Mathcad regions-into other applications. The methods of doing so are nearly the same as those outlined in the previous section for inserting objects into Mathcad. They depend, however, on the extent to which the other applications support OLE2. For example, you may use any of the three methods of inserting OLE objects (choosing Object from the receiving application’s Insert menu, copying and pasting, and drag and- drop) to insert Mathcad objects into Microsoft Office 95 or 97 applications. Once you’ve inserted a Mathcad object into another application, you can edit it by double-clicking on it. If the application supports in-place activation, as Microsoft Office applications do, the menus and toolbar will change to Mathcad’s so that you can edit
the object without exiting the application and launching Mathcad. Figure 4-5 shows the in-place activation of a Mathcad object inside Microsoft Word.