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Search for links

Posted by JC on December 14, 2001 3:04 PM

When I open a file it promts me to update with links from another file. Of course I am familiar with this function of excel, but I have no idea how to locate the links. I didn't create the file, and if there are any links in the file I need to remove them....can someone help me find them?

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Re: Search for links

Posted by Dan on December 14, 2001 3:09 PM
To see where your workbook is linking, go to Edit, Links and that will display what workbooks are linked to the workbook you have open. If you search Microsoft's support site, you can find an add-in to download that will help you delete links automatically. Otherwise it can be a little tricky to find them all.

Posted by JC on December 14, 2001 3:42 PM

Unfortunately this doesn't help. I'm not looking to find what the file is linked to - I need to find where in the file the link is embeded. Anyone else have any thoughts? My only current idea is to change the view to show formulas and manualy search out the links.

Posted by Juan Pablo G. on December 14, 2001 3:58 PM

One thing i did. Select all sheets, Edit, Find, look for something like


or something like that, it should take you to the formula(s) that has links to external books.

Juan Pablo G.

Posted by sandra mangunsong on December 17, 2001 12:39 AM

Hi there

try search in google with keyword FindLink xla
The code is to show any link you want to find
even a phantom link.


Posted by sandra on December 17, 2001 12:49 AM

Try also this