This is a bit of a complex issue (much has been written on it) which is also platform dependent. The short answer is OLE works in Windows but not in OSX (unless MS has improved matters with Office 2004). There are a variety of issues and work-arounds which I will not go into here. We are all hoping for some improvement in this area (like PDF import to PM). It has always been harder than it should be to get text and tables into PlotMaker.
BTW. Please add your computer info to your signature line. Many questions are hard or impossible to answer without it.
GS US Technical Support Team Leader
P-C2D 1.86GHz/2GB w/ 256MB GeForce 8600GTS; G4 OS 10.4.10 1GHz/1GB "[that other software] is a fancy set of electronic marker pens"