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Stopping word documents automatically opening linked chart excel worksheets

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    Stopping word documents automatically opening linked chart excel worksheets

    Hi

    I work for a research house which produces word document publications contain a large number of linked charts (ranging from 10 to 100+ per report). We insert these using the 'paste as link>microsoft excel object' function, and the excel workbooks are stored in a shared drive which offices all over the world can access.

    We have tried the following to stop the word documents automatically trying to open the excels every time the word doc. Is opened:
    1. Setting the chart links to manual
    2. Setting the chart links to ‘locked’
    3. Deselecting 'update links automatically when opens’ option in file>options>advanced>general.

    But the word documents still try to open all the excels automatically when the word doc is opened which can take over an hour for larger documents.

    Is there another setting I could try? (We use Microsoft Office 2013 64-bit SP1.)

    Thanks!

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    Re: Stopping word documents automatically opening linked chart excel worksheets

    Have you tried downgrading? This is one of those irritating changes I discovered in the "upgrade" to 2007. My previous version of Word (2002) would not try to open Excel links that were set to "lock". Word 2007 insists on opening the files even if the link is set to "lock". I am not sure I understand why the change, but I have noticed the same thing.

    I realize that that is not a good solution. I, too, will be interested if anyone has a solution to block Word from trying to open locked or manual links to Excel.
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    Re: Stopping word documents automatically opening linked chart excel worksheets

    Hi

    Unfortunately that isn't an option as all our offices use Office 13, and can't downgrade.

    But thanks for your response.

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