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.
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 dialogue where you can select another object for this link.
When you open a file by an URL from the Windows file dialogue, Windows will open a local copy of the file, located in the Internet Explorer cache. The LibreOffice file dialogue opens the remote file.
Lists the path to the source file. If the path defines a DDE link, relative paths must be preceded with "file:".
Lists the application (if known) that last saved the source file.
Lists the file type, such as graphic, of the source file.
Lists additional information about the source file.
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.
The Automatic option is only available for DDE links. You can insert a DDE link by copying the contents from one file and pasting by choosing Edit - Paste Special, and then selecting the Link box. As DDE is a text based linking system, only the displayed decimals are copied into the target sheet.
Only updates the link when you click the Update button.
Updates the selected link so that the most recently saved version of the linked file is displayed in the current document.
Change the source file for the selected 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.