Cannot update links

Mr930

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Excrel 2007 is killing me. I have 3 files, A,B,C. C reads from A and B which are identical format. These were all created in 2003, which worked great.

I have saved them all to .xlsm. That part works. Now in file C I am trying to update my links from a.xls to a.xlsm and to b.xlsm from b.xls.

When I click the change source button for link a.xls, it prompts me for the new name to replace a.xls. I choose a.xlsm. The I automatically get a box prompting me for the replacement of b.xls (my original dialog still has link a.xls highlighted). No matter what I pick to replace b.xls, the box never goes away. I end up having to kill excel and the links are not updated.

Help! I do not want to go into every formula to edit the link name.

Any ideas on what to do?

thanks
Fred
 

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Jonmo1

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Rather than using the update links..try find/replace

replace "xls" with "xlsm"
 

Mr930

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I thought this would be easy but Excel 2007 is crap... I tried the find and replace and the **** thing gets hung and has to be killed. If I do a find only, I get roughly 22,000 hits. That takes just a few seconds. The find and replace never ends.... Seems like every **** thing I try casues Excel to hang.
 

Jonmo1

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maybe if you turn calculation off before you do it???
 

Mr930

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I let the search and replace go all night and it finished. Next time I will turn off calculation. I would have thought that no calculations were redone until all replacing had finished....

thanks
Fred
 

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