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Accessing the Source of a Document Link

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated February 23, 2015)

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When you have information from other applications linked in your document, you may find it helpful to pull up the source of the link and review the material in that application. Word makes this easy through any of the following methods:

  • Double-click on the linked item.
  • Choose Links from the Edit menu, select a link in the Links dialog box and then click on Open Source.
  • Choose the linked item, choose Linked Object from the Edit menu (the last menu item), and then choose Open Link from the resulting submenu.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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What is 9 - 5?

2012-08-24 15:37:51

stuart ranson

A problem with links in Word (and Excel) is the difficulty in knowing just where the link is located and source of the request for the link

This means difficulty in any link being placed in a folder different from the source as if it is moved then the link will break.

A need to understand relative and absolute links (and how to apply the differences) needs to be better explained

Anyone able to help?
csr


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