Originally Posted by mydo
What are you talking about? I can paste cells from Excel into Word and have the link maintained. If I change the numbers in Excel it updates in the Word document. And you can put spreadsheets in Word. How you you even know if they did or didn't use the same code base
Do you really think Microsoft would recode it from one to the other?
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Notice they're not near each other. Nevermind mydo, you're not getting it.
Your whole premises that Apple made something great that Microsoft doesn't have is wrong. Microsoft had this functionality year and years ago. It's not some revolution from Apple. It may be done better but it aint new.
Nope, still not getting it.
Edit: Oh hell, let me give it one more shot.
Office supports: Link (embed) Excel spreadsheet into Word document. A spreadsheet in one is the same as a spreadsheet in the other, and use the same implementation. No argument there. That's not, and never was, what I was talking about.
Do the following: Make a table in a Word document. Copy and paste it into an Excel spreadsheet. Does the table *become* a spreadsheet, or does it stay as *solely* a table? It stays a table.
Take a spreadsheet grid, sheet, cell range, what have you, and copy it from Excel into a Word document. Does the spreadsheet *become* a regular old Word table, or does it stay *solely* a spreadsheet? It stays a spreadsheet.
Tables and spreadsheets are *two different things* in Office. They have entirely different UIs, behavior, and implementations.
Now do the above with Numbers and Pages - a spreadsheet (Intelligent Table) in Numbers *becomes* a table in Pages, and vice versa. They are the *same thing*, only a bit of the UI differs. Same behavior and implementation. It's the same data object for a table in Pages and a spreadsheet in Numbers. Same. Office does not, and never has, done this. No one's done this, to my knowledge. Every one has tried to clone Office, and haven't taken a step back and gone "duh, they're both grids/tabular data..." Apple did.
I really don't know how much more clear I can make this, on the umpteenth time through. If you still don't get it, I can't help you.