If you do a Google search, you'll see that for most people they
stopped working when SP3 shipped. There have been at least a dozen
threads about it on this list and more on the other Frame lists.

SP3 plugged a security hole in XP's OLE implementation, so while
rolling the fix back is possible, it certainly isn't recommended,
especially if you're in any kind of business environment. FM 8 users
have reported the problem too, but in 9, I believe Adobe re-engineered
the program's support method because they were aware of the problem.
Initial testing and reports, such as yours, seem to indicate that it
works. But I'd be surprised if anything fixes 7.x objects because it
isn't supported code either on the FM or operating system side.


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On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 8:04 AM, Yves Barbion <yves.barbion at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Frameusers
> I'm using FrameMaker 7.2 p158, Windows XP SP3 and Excel 2003 and 2007. I
> copy a couple of cells from an Excel sheet and past them as OLE objects in
> some of my FM documents. I do it this way for this type of documents because
> the tables contain formulas. I only have one or two of these objects in my
> FM docs, so file size isn't the issue here. This has always worked pretty
> well until some time ago. I now see the following behavior: when I paste the
> copied cells in my FM document as OLE object (Edit > Paste Special > Paste
> Link), I just get to see a very small empty anchored frame of 4 x 4 mm.
> When I paste the copied cells in FM8 and FM9, everything is okay.
> Has anyone had this experience with FM 7.2 too? Any ideas why these OLE
> objects stopped working at some point?
> Thanks in advance
> --
> Yves
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