Preserving formatting after updating links in Word

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Preserving formatting after updating links in Word

Postby bXJ0eWw5OQ » Fri, 25 Feb 2005 13:41:03 GMT

I have a Word doc that includes several links to tables in an Excel doc.  The 
doc was created by someone else.  When I view the list of links in Word, I 
see a section in the Links dialog box towards the bottom titled "Options for 
selected link" with two selections below - one of which is "Preserve 
formatting after update".  This option is ghosted-out ,but is checked for 
some of the links in my list and unchecked for others. When I update the 
links, the tables in my Word doc that are associated with the links that have 
this option un-checked always change size (i.e. formatting is NOT being 
preserved after I update), but the charts that are associated with the links 
that have this option checked stay the way I want them to.

I cannot figure out how to insert a linked Excel chart and get this option 
turned on.  Does anybody know how?  Thanks in advance for your help.

Re: Preserving formatting after updating links in Word

Postby Cindy M -WordMVP- » Fri, 04 Mar 2005 19:14:49 GMT

Hi =?Utf-8?B?bXJ0eWw5OQ==?=, 

I'm confused: do you want to preserve formatting for charts, or for tables? And 
which version of Word do you have?


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