Powerpoint/Excel links

I have linked particular cells from an Excel spreadsheet into my Powerpoint presentation.  In slide show mode, as the slide comes up with the linked information, Excel is launched and the spreadsheet appears on the screen.  I haveto close out Excel and return to the presentation.  When the next slide appears with a linked cell - up pops Excel.
  HOW DO I STOP THE LAUNCHING OF EXCEL???
buckeyegalAsked:
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d4jaj1Commented:
MSOffice 97 or 95?
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buckeyegalAuthor Commented:
MSOffice 95
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d4jaj1Commented:
I though they had fixed this in 97, but I just verified with my Microsoft contact it isn't. Unfortuanately, when you 'link' a file - regardless of the Office product, it must actually open the application's executable to interpert & pass the data.  So if you were using Access and linked to an Excel or Powerpoint file, Office would still start that file's exe. According to MS, you really couldn't stop the exe from starting, even using VB.  You could, I guess, use VB to close the app once started, but it would open back up the next time you needed to link to a file.

The only workaround is to allow Excel to open and minimize it after open manually or using VB code.  Of course you could do a regular paster - but that defeats the purpose of 'linking' altogether.  Maybe MS will write 98 a litle smarter.

God Luck!

Jay
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