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I'm trying to build an excel document that pulls in images and word documents into it from other files. Sometimes when I use the insert -> object function it works right, but other times it strangely hangs up with an error messages similar to this after a few minutes

"Microsoft application is trying to complete an OLE [task or something like that.]"

any ideas?

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Please edit your question to include the version (e.g. 2007, 2010) of Microsoft Office software involved and the operating system. – iglvzx May 19 '12 at 0:08

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