Embedded Package Part

Content Type:


Root Namespace:

not applicable

Source Relationship:


An instance of this part type contains a complete package. For example, a WordprocessingML document might contain a SpreadsheetML or PresentationML document, in which case, the WordprocessingML document package would contain an embedded package part that defined that SpreadsheetML or PresentationML document.

A package is permitted to contain zero or more Embedded Package parts, and each such part shall be the target of an explicit relationship from a Chart (§14.2.1), Comments (§11.3.2), Endnotes (§11.3.4), Footer (§11.3.6), Footnotes (§11.3.7), Header (§11.3.9), or Main Document (§11.3.10) part in a WordprocessingML package; a Chart (§14.2.1), or Worksheet part (§12.3.24) in a SpreadsheetML package; or a Chart (§14.2.1), Handout Master (§13.3.3), Notes Slide (§13.3.5), Notes Master (§13.3.4), Slide (§13.3.8), Slide Layout (§13.3.9), Slide Master (§13.3.10) part in a PresentationML package.

<Relationships xmlns="…">
  <Relationship Id="rId4" 
    Type="http://…/image" Target="media/image1.emf"/>
  <Relationship Id="rId5" 
    Type="http:package" Target="embeddings/Worksheet1.xlsx"/>
  <Relationship Id="rId6" 
    Type="http://…/image" Target="media/image2.emf"/>
  <Relationship Id="rId7" 
    Type="http://…/package" Target="embeddings/Presentation2.pptx"/>

An Embedded Package part may be located within or external to the package containing the source relationship (expressed syntactically, the @TargetMode attribute of the <Relationship> element may be Internal or External).

An Embedded Package part is permitted to have an explicit relationship to the following parts defined by this Standard:

An Embedded Package part shall not have any implicit or explicit relationships to other parts defined by this Standard.