About Editing OLE Objects in Drawings

You can edit the information in a linked or embedded OLE object by double-clicking the object to open the source application.

You can also use most editing commands, the Properties palette, or grips to make changes to the OLE frame. When you use grips to change the size of an OLE object, the shape of the object does not change if the aspect ratio is locked in the Properties palette. In the Properties palette, the general properties listed for an OLE object apply only to the frame. You can turn off the frame for plotting.

In a 2D visual style, when an OLE object is rotated or is not in Plan view, the content of the OLE object is temporarily hidden and only the frame is displayed. The content is always shown in a 3D visual style.

Editing OLE Objects From a Different Application

A drawing that is linked in a document from a different application stores the drawing's file location and can be edited either from the source or the destination application.

A drawing that is embedded in a document from a different application can be edited only from within the destination application.