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    Locking a link (2007) (2007)

    I have copied some content of an Excel sheet into a Word document. I have pasted the content as a link which is updated automatically by default.
    If i want to change the update setting of the link, there is a new check box option called 'Locked'. I haven't been able to figure out what this does, nor have I found any reference to it in the help.

    Can somebody enlighten me?

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    Re: Locking a link (2007) (2007)

    Locked means that the link will not be updated, even if you select it and press F9. The 'Update Now' button in the Edit | Links dialog will be disabled (greyed out). If you ever want to update the link, you must unlock it first.

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    Re: Locking a link (2007) (2007)

    Thanks Hans, that explains what it does. But WHY would you want to do this?

    Thanks, Bart.
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    Re: Locking a link (2007) (2007)

    You would use this if you want to 'freeze' the situation, but not lose the link entirely, for example if the document is a quarterly report and you only want to update the linked data at the end of each quarter.

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    Re: Locking a link (2007) (2007)

    Thanks Hans,

    It does make some sense now.

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