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3.1.3.2.2 DDEAUTO

3.1.3.2.2 DDEAUTO

Syntax:

DDEAUTO field-argument-1 field-argument-2 [ field-argument-3 ] [ switches ]

field-argument-1:

field-argument

field-argument-2:

field-argument

field-argument-3:

field-argument

Description: For information copied from another application, this field links that information to its original source file using DDE and is updated automatically. The application name shall be specified in field-argument-1; this application must be running. The name and location of the source file is specified by field-argument-2. The portion of the source file that is being linked is specified by field-argument-3. [Note: This field is supported for legacy reasons, and it is recommended that LINK ("[ISO/IEC-29500-1] §17.16.5.32; LINK") be used instead. end note] [Example: If the source file is a SpreadsheetML document, the reference might be to a cell reference or a named range. For a WordprocessingML document, it might be a bookmark. end example]

Field Value: The DDE object representation of the linked file or the contents of the file itself, depending on the switches used.

Switches: Zero or more of the following field-specific-switches.

Field specific switches

\b

Requests the linked object as a bitmap. This switch shall not be used in conjunction with any field-specific switches.

\d

Specifies that the graphic data shall not be stored with the document, thus reducing the file size. This switch shall not be used in conjunction with any field-specific switches.

Word does not support this switch.

\h

Requests the linked object as HTML-formatted text. This switch shall not be used in conjunction with any field-specific switches.

\p

Requests the linked object as a picture. This switch shall not be used in conjunction with any field-specific switches.

\r

Requests the linked object in rich-text format (RTF). This switch shall not be used in conjunction with any field-specific switches.

\t

Requests the linked object in text-only format. This switch shall not be used in conjunction with any field-specific switches.

\u

Requests the linked object as Unicode text. This switch shall not be used in conjunction with any field-specific switches.

Word does not support this switch.

[Example: The following example inserts a range of cells from a SpreadsheetML worksheet.

{ DDEAUTO excel "C:\\My Documents\\Profits.xls"
   "Sheet1!R1C1:R4C4" \p } 

end example]

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