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Insert Object

FilledSmallSquare Insert Object inserts an embedded object, such as a document file, in the current notebook. (Windows only.)

Create New

Inserts a new object that you create.

Object Type

Click the type of information you want to insert. Some common object types include documents, bitmaps, and spreadsheets.

Create from File

Inserts an existing object.


Type the name of the file you want to insert as an embedded object, or click the Browse button to locate additional files.


Opens the Browse dialog box, where you can locate the file that you want to insert.


Creates a link to the selected file, rather than embedding it.

Display As Icon

Displays the embedded object as an icon.

Change Icon

Changes the icon that represents an embedded object. This button appears only if you click the Display As Icon check box.


Describes the result of the selected options.