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Edit Links

Lets you edit the properties of each link in the current document, including the path to the source file. This command is not available if the current document does not contain links to other files.

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When you open a file that contains links, you are prompted to update the links. Depending on where the linked files are stored, the update process can take several minutes to complete.


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If you are loading a file that contains DDE links, you are prompted to update the links. Decline the update if you do not want to establish a connection to the DDE server.


Double-click a link in the list to open a file dialog where you can select another object for this link.

Source file

Lists the path to the source file.

Element

Lists the application (if known) that last saved the source file.

Type

Lists the file type, such as graphic, of the source file.

Status

Lists additional information about the source file.

Automatic

Automatically updates the contents of the link when you open the file. Any changes made in the source file are then displayed in the file containing the link. Linked graphic files can only be updated manually. This option is not available for a linked graphic file.

\<switchinline select=\"appl\"\>\<caseinline select=\"CALC\"\>The \<emph\>Automatic\</emph\> option is only available for DDE links. You can insert a DDE link by copying the contents from one file and pasting by choosing \<emph\>Edit - Paste Special\</emph\>, and then selecting the \<emph\>Link\</emph\> box. As DDE is a text based linking system, only the displayed decimals are copied into the target sheet. \</caseinline\>\</switchinline\>

Manual

Only updates the link when you click the Update button.

Update

Updates the selected link so that the most recently saved version of the linked file is displayed in the current document.

Modify

Change the source file for the selected link.

Break Link

Breaks the link between the source file and the current document. The most recently updated contents of the source file are kept in the current document.