How do I insert an object into the spreadsheet?

You can insert either a new or an existing object into the spreadsheet. To do this:

Ribbon bar. Select the Edit tab. In the Insert group, click OLE Object to display the Insert Object dialog box.

Classic menus. On the Insert menu, select Object to display the Insert Object dialog box.

To insert a new object, select the Create New option button, select the type of object to be created from the Object Type box. In this example, a Bitmap Image will be inserted into the spreadsheet.

Click the OK button, and STATISTICA will now emulate Microsoft Paint, and you can edit the new bitmap image using Paint utilities (as shown below).

To return to the standard STATISTICA user interface, click the close button in the upper-right corner.

Note that if the Display As Icon check box is selected in the Insert Object dialog box, then the object is displayed as an icon in the spreadsheet, and when you double-click the icon, the application in which it was created will open.

To insert an existing object into the spreadsheet, select the Create from File option button in the Insert Object dialog box. Then, click the Browse button to display the Browse dialog box and select the file to be displayed in the spreadsheet. You can also select the Display As Icon check box to display the selected file as the icon that is pictured below the Display As Icon check box. Click the Change Icon button to specify a new icon. To link the object to the original file (so that changes in that file will automatically be reflected in the object that is displayed in STATISTICA), select the Link check box.

Finally, click the OK button.

Double-click on the object to edit it. It will be opened in the application in which it was created (unless both the Link and the Display As Icon check boxes are cleared; in that case, STATISTICA will emulate the application in which the object was created, as shown in the insertion of the Bitmap Image above).