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    stanlafayette
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    Delete a Link (2000)

    I have a workbook that, when I open it - a message box asked to update to another workbook. I do not want to do this, if I look on the edit menu and click 'links' it gives me an option to update, or change but no option to delete or stop the automatic link. How can I fix this?

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    Re: Delete a Link (2000)

    - Select Tools | Options...
    - Activate the Edit tab.
    - Clear the 'Ask to update automatic links' check box.
    - Click OK.

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    Re: Delete a Link (2000)

    Thanks Hans---The automatic radio button won't clear. I tried HELP and it says to clear the update links under options-calculation, I do that, save and close the workbook -but both are checked again when I open the workbook???

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    Re: Delete a Link (2000)

    Radio button? 'Ask to update automatic links' ought to be a check box in the Edit tab of Tools | Options...

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    Re: Delete a Link (2000)

    Hans,
    Interesting...I did as you directed, but when I open a file containing links I get prompt windows that indicate a particular file is not found...
    Jeff

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    Re: Delete a Link (2000)

    Without further information it is impossible to say what causes this.

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    Re: Delete a Link (2000)

    Help me out, here; what kind of further information do you need?
    Thanks.

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    Re: Delete a Link (2000)

    You can start by investigating Edit | Links...
    Check whether the workbooks listed there really exist in the indicated paths.

    You can also use Bill Manville's free add-in FindLink, downloadable from Office Automation Ltd. - The Excel MVP Page.

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    Re: Delete a Link (2000)

    Thanks, Hans. I was merely relating to you what happens when i open files with links after having disabled the feature as you suggested. I suppose i will have to live with it!...Sigh...

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    Re: Delete a Link (2000)

    You mentioned that you get a message that a file cannot be found. That indicates that there is something wrong with the link(s) in your workbook, and therefore I suggested some tools that can help you to find out where the problem is and to solve it.

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    Re: Delete a Link (2000)

    I've been working on a utility to fix broken links very recently.

    I have just published the first Beta:

    http://www.jkp-ads.com/downloadscript.asp?...LinkUtility.zip

    Open the utility, then upen your file with broken links, then select tools, fix broken links.
    Jan Karel Pieterse
    Microsoft Excel MVP, WMVP
    www.jkp-ads.com
    Professional Office Developers Association

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    stanlafayette
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    Re: Delete a Link (2000)

    Still no luck

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