Object from Insert Object From File becomes corrupt

Jubinell

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Hi,

I'm using Excel 2007. I've recently been making use of the Insert Object feature to insert word documents, other excel workbooks, into my current workbook. I also like to customize the icon and change the caption (using the options that became available as I went through the insertion process).

Now most of the time the insertion process goes through successful. Then some time later (5 minutes, next day), some of the inserted objects would become corrupt. For example their caption would disappear, or the icon would suddenly turn into a black mesh (from say...and Excel icon). Most of the times when I click on this corrupted object the actual content would load up just fine, and I can save that somewhere else at ease.

1) Does anybody know why this is happening and how to prevent it from happening?

2) If I were to fix an object whose name went missing, or whose icon disappeared, what do I do? It seems like there's no way to go back to the insert menu once the file has already been inserted. Since the only thing I could do was format the object like an image (size, fill color, line, etc.), I often had to resort to deleting the corrupted object and inserting again. Anyway to go around this process?
 

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