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    Linked charts don't update automatically? (Word 2003)

    I have a collegue that has a large document, about 50 pages....the document contains linked charts from excel over the last 30 pages....about 60 odd charts...all linked to the source charts in excel.

    Recently, when this document is opened, the charts are not updating automatically? My collegue has to right click and update the link manually for each chart. Any ideas why the document is not updating automatically? Or any way to fix the automatic linking?

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    Re: Linked charts don't update automatically? (Word 2003)

    Let your colleague check Edit | Links...
    Select all relevant links.
    Make sure that "Update method for selected link" is set to Automatic, not to Manual.

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    Re: Linked charts don't update automatically? (Word 2003)

    Your colleague can do all updates at once with a Select All and then press F9 to update all these fields.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Re: Linked charts don't update automatically? (Word 2003)

    Strangely, the automatic option was active. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>

    Andrew, i will inform my colleague of this option. Tx
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    Re: Linked charts don't update automatically? (Word 2003)

    Hi Rudi,

    Also make sure 'Update automatic links at Open' is checked, under Tools|Options|General.
    Cheers,

    Paul Edstein
    [MS MVP - Word]

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    Re: Linked charts don't update automatically? (Word 2003)

    Will do. Tx
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