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Disable Automatic Link to External Workbooks


Posted by Todd on August 16, 2001 8:56 AM

I want to disable the message that pops up when opening a new workbook with links to external workbooks. Is there anyway that I can do this?

I tried Options and setting update to Manual; but I still get the message if I want to update the workbook with the external data when I open it.

Thank you for help.


Posted by Bryan Harris on August 16, 2001 9:13 AM

In Excel '97:

Select Tools, Options, Edit

De-select "Ask to Update Automatic Links"

This should allow the workbook to open without asking you that "Annoying" question.