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How to import a Word document into AutoCAD and keep it linked (like xref)?

A - answer You can use OLE objects for this. In AutoCAD, use the INSERTOBJ command, choose "From file", pick your .DOC (.XLS, etc.) file and check the "Link" option, end the dialog by OK. Right-click on the inserted OLE object to set its properties (scale, display quality, etc.) Any subsequent change in the .DOC file will reflect (on DWG reopen) in AutoCAD.

Please note that AutoCAD versions up to 2004 have some issues with exact placement, fonts and plot quality of OLE objects embedded in a drawing.

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See also:
Tip 7678:Converting raster image to a matrix of pixels inside the DWG.
Tip 6304:How to insert a live-updated XLS table in an AutoCAD drawing?
Tip 5535:An effective way to bind raster images inside DWG files.
Tip 5010:Attaching a voice message to a DWG drawing.
Tip 4718:Arc text in AutoCAD LT.

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