How do you update links immediately on a network file?


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Feb 24, 2014
Here's my situation:
I have a master workbook file that has links to a feeder workbook. Master file and feeders are in the same folder. As I have developed this file I have kept it local on my computer. Locally, when I update one of the feeder worksheets, the master sheet is updated immediately. However I need to go live with this file on the network, and when I update the feeder sheets and save, nothing changes on the master (I moved the entire folder to a secure drive and made it a trusted document). I have tried Refresh All and made sure my auto calculations are enabled. The only way the master updates is when I close it out and reopen (I get the prompt would you like to update now?) and the new data shows up. How can I more easily accomplish this? I'm still a novice when it comes to developing files for network usage.

Also, to further complicate things, this folder will have to allow more than one person to edit at a time, and I hear shared workbooks are problematic. Any help would be appreciated!

I am using Excel 2010, Windows 7. MS Access is not available in my office

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