3. Convert an OLE Object on a CimEdit Screen

You can convert many OLE Objects into types that are different from the original.

A common use of this feature is to take a dynamic object, for example a Word Document and convert the display into a graphic. When you do, you will no longer be able to edit it as text.

  1. Right-click anywhere in the OLE object.

  2. Select the <OLE object>Convert on the Popup menu.

The types that are available depend on the selected object.

A Convert dialog box opens.

  1. Select the following.


Check one of the following.


Convert to

Convert the object to the selected type


Activate as

Activate the object as the selected type, but do not convert it


Select the type from the available options in the Object Type box.

Note: The options depend on the selected object.


Do one of the following.



Displays the object as an icon on the CimEdit screen.

When the icon is clicked the object, based on the other convert selections, will open.



Converts or activates the object based on the other convert selections.


(Enabled if Display As Icon is checked) click to open a Change Icon dialog box and find and select another icon to display.

Note: CimEdit reports the result of your selections in the Result section.

  1. Click OK.

Result: The object is converted according to your specifications.

More information

Other OLE objects.