Insert an OLE object on a CimEdit screen.
Open or enable an OLE object on a CimEdit screen.
Convert an OLE object on a CimEdit screen.
Exactly how you manipulate OLE Objects that you place in CimEdit depends on the object.
You can see what options are available through both CimEdit's Edit menu and the object's popup menu.
An OLE object is information or an object created in other applications that is embedded or linked as an object in an application with OLE capability. You can OLE objects in CimEdit.
By linking or embedding, you can insert, for example:
Clip Art pictures
Microsoft Excel worksheets and charts
Microsoft Word documents
CIMPLICITY ActiveX controls for Trend charts, SPC charts, Recipes, and Alarm Viewer
Third-party ActiveX controls
Linking and embedding determine where the object's data is stored. Basically:
An embedded object becomes part of the CimEdit screen.
Ais stored in its source file, and CimEdit stores the location of the information.
You can assign object properties to OLE objects with some restrictions:
For Colors properties, the object line and fill colors apply to the background of the OLE object. The line may only be partially visible. If the object does not have a transparent background, the fill color is invisible.
For Geometry properties, you may define a position for the object, but not rotation or shear.
For Rotation/Fill properties:
You can rotate around any point on the screen. However, the center of the object rotates around the point and the orientation of the object remains fixed.
Fill animation is applied to the background only. If the object does not have a transparent background, fill animation is invisible to the user.
For Color Animation properties, animation is applied to the background only. If the object does not have a transparent background, color animation is invisible to the user.