Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Updating Document Links.

Updating Document Links

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated December 24, 2016)

Normally, if you have linked information in your document, the information is updated whenever you open the document. There may be times when you need to update the links manually, however. You do this by following these steps:

  1. Choose Links from the Edit menu. Word displays the Links dialog box. (See Figure 1.)
  2. Figure 1. The Links dialog box.

  3. Select the link you want to update.
  4. Click on Update Now.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (1379) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) here: Updating Document Links.

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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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