Issue 61144 - Inserting objects in a document that are represented by an icon
Summary: Inserting objects in a document that are represented by an icon
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 5 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 38865 97219 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2006-01-25 11:02 UTC by gnustavo
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:17 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description gnustavo 2006-01-25 11:02:59 UTC
In MS Word, when you go to "Insert -> Object..." you get a window where you can
select different kinds of objects to insert in your document.  Very similar to
way you do it in OOo.  However, in Word there is an option to insert the object
as an icon that isn't available in OOo.  (Sorry, I don't have a Word here with
the English interface to check the exact name of the option.  But it is very
obvious, on the right of the window.)

When you insert an object (say, an embedded text document or a spreadsheet) as
an icon, its contents don't appear embedded in a frame in the usual way.  You
get an icon representing the document.  When you double-click on the icon, the
embedded document is openned in another window for editing.

These feature is very much used by some of our users here and I'd like to see it
supported in OOo.

BTW, when you import a Word document containing such icons OOo tries to preserve
the Word functionality as I gather from issue #60487.  If it can import
correctly such things I think it should support their creation as well.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2006-01-25 13:07:00 UTC
MRU->MAV: dou you know for which release the support of iconified objects is
targeted? Or is there already an issue ID abailable?
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2006-02-06 09:30:40 UTC
*** Issue 38865 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 3 mikhail.voytenko 2007-01-02 15:10:17 UTC
The iconified objects are already supported for the case of import from MS
documents. The possibility to insert them still has to be implemented.
Comment 4 Mathias_Bauer 2007-12-04 12:37:04 UTC
following release status meeting -> target 3.x
Comment 5 mikhail.voytenko 2009-05-25 14:04:22 UTC
*** Issue 97219 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 6 globetrot 2009-07-06 07:05:27 UTC
I've got it working on Windows - and documented discussed in

1. Insert Object -> OLE Object
2. Create New -> Further Objects -
3. "Create from File" radio button on the left. -
4. Click the "Display as icon" checkbox to the right.
Comment 7 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:17:40 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".