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Office 2013 In Depth by Joe Habraken

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Updating and Breaking Links

When you link objects to a file, you have complete control over that link; you can configure how the link data should update, and you can break the link while retaining the currently shown information from the data source in your container file. Links (by default) update when you open the container file; any changes made in the source file should be present in the linked content when you open it. For example, if an Excel worksheet links into a Word document, any changes made to the Excel data since the last time you opened the Word document update when you open the Word document.

You have control, however, over whether the link updates when you open the document. A Microsoft Word information box opens (see Figure A.7 ...

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