Links do not update automatically RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am using Word 2016 and created links within it to cells from an Excel spreadsheet. I set them to update automatically. However, when I open the word document I get the following message:

    "This document contains links that may refer to other files. Do you want to update this document with the data from the linked files?

    How do I get it to perform the update without any user intervention or popups?


    Tuesday, January 5, 2016 9:12 PM


  • Hi,

    We can turn off the warning altogether…by going to the File menu, Options, Advanced, then scroll down to the General section and untick the box beside “Update automatic links at open”.


    George Zhao
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    Wednesday, January 6, 2016 2:27 AM