word doco to read from excel file

ajm

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folks, the powers that be insist on our reporting being presented in word documents. Being rather busy with all their other requirements, i do not want to have to manually go through each Word doc to copy and paste in values here and there. I thought of setting up the required text entries in Excel as formulas (eg: ="Total sales this month ("&A8&" ) are $"&A10, where A8 is the date and A10 the $$. Once again, I would like to avoid the copying and pasting of these text entries.

can it be done the other way around? where the word document is set up as a template that links to the specific values within the excel file. sort of like Total sales this month ("&'[Money File.xlsx]Sheet1'!$A$8&" ) are $"&'[Money File.xlsx]Sheet1'!$A$10

plenty of posts around about embedding files into the word doco but nothing i can find to actually link in the value into statements in word.
 

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Macropod

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If you copy an Excel range and paste it into Word using Paste Special with one of the paste link options, changes to the Excel data will automatically update the Word document.
 

ajm

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hi macropod. will try it this afternoon and let you know how i get on.
 

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