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Hewlett-Packard Co’s decision to offer support of Microsoft Corp’s Object Linking Extensions in NewWave so that any Windows application that supports OLE can be treated as a NewWave application (CI No 1,674) avoids a schism in the object world: OLE represented a competitive technology to NewWave and could have split Windows applications into those supporting NewWave and those supporting OLE, but the functions of NewWave go beyond the ones offered by OLE; the forthcoming version of NewWave will include iconic representation of objects, persistent links and object embedding, the ability to drag and drop objects into compound documents, networked object sharing and storage, and cross-application macros.

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