Office 2010/Linking Excel to Word


Kenis wrote at 2012-05-24 10:10:17
In Excel copy cell you want to link. Go to Word, click "Paste special", select "Paste link", in the list of "As:" select "Unformatted Text", then "ok". Now it should work whithout any line breaks ;)

Eric wrote at 2013-02-07 15:17:31
I too was having this issue, but came up with the solution after a full day of researching and a little trial-and-error.

1) Have both your Excel and Word documents open together.

2) In Excel, copy the cell you intend to link to Word.

3) In Word, click on the location where you intend place the link, then go to the Home tab at the top of the page.  Below the Clipboard Icon, is the word "paste" with an upside-down triangle.  Click here and choose "Paste Special" which opens a small window.

4) In the Paste Special window, select "Past link" as "Unformatted Text".

5) Be sure to save the Excel and Word documents.  Every time you open the Word document it will ask if you want to update the document.  Choose yes, and any changes you might have made in Excel will display in the linked locations in Word.

One more interesting thing I noticed: Once the link is made, and if both documents are open together, changes to Excel will automatically update in Word.

Hope you find this helpful.

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