You can either embed file data or link file data. Linked data is updated when you open the drawing.
When you copy objects to the Clipboard, information is stored in all available formats. When you paste the Clipboard contents into a drawing, you can choose from the available formats.
The following options are displayed.
Displays the name of the document that contains the information you copied. It may also show the specific section of the document you copied.
Pastes the contents of the Clipboard into the current drawing as an embedded object.
Pastes the contents of the Clipboard into the current drawing. If the source application supports an OLE or data link, a link is created to the original file.
Displays applicable formats in which you can paste the contents of the Clipboard into the current drawing.
If you select the AutoCAD Entities option, the metafile graphics in the Clipboard are converted to AutoCAD objects. If the metafile graphics are not converted, the metafile is displayed as an OLE object. (Not available in AutoCAD LT)
Inserts a picture of the application icon instead of the data. To view or edit the data, double-click the icon.