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I'm looking to have a main workbook which will calculate a total from multiple workbooks. Not worksheets. I suppose I may need to link the workbooks somehow?

Ex. I want the "Total" workbook to calculate from 6 different workbooks, how many box tops K, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5th graders collect.  Each grade has their own workbook to enter the amount they collect.  

Hope there's a way to do this.

Sure. See this tutorial on referring to values on other worksheets or workbooks: COPY AND PASTE LINK.

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