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Dead links

Posted by Paul Magruder on March 30, 2001 3:50 AM

Any suggestions on getting rid of dead links?

Excel 97.....Windows NT

Thanks in advance.....

Posted by Dave Hawley on March 30, 2001 3:58 AM

Hi Paul

This is a common problem with Excel and there are a few ways to fix it.

1. Go to Insert>Name>Define and make sure you do not have any named ranges refering to an outside Workbook.

2. Go to Edit>Links and try to use the "Change Source" button to refer your link back to the your open workbook. In other words try and change the link so it refers to itself.

3. Open the a new workbook and create a link to it and Save. Now go to Edit>Links and use the "Change Source" to refer the link to the new Workbook. Save again and then delete the link you created.

.....If all the above fail, microsoft have seen this as a problem and have a free download here:

In fact it is a handy add-in to have even if one of the above steps does work.

Hope this helps


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