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Are there SHORTCUTS to open a linked workbook?

Posted on 2011-02-16
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I have a cell in my current Excel workbook and would like to know if there a quick way to open the workbook whose cell contents are referred to in my cell.

All I can think of is to press F2, Copy the location of the workbook, and paste it in the address line of a browser, clean up the square brackets and equal signs and then press ENTER.
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we can help you write a macro to do so, and associate it with a shortcut key ...
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Here is an example.

Cell A1 has the contents: C:\temp\test excel file.xlsx

In Cell A2, enter the formula =HYPERLINK("file://"&A1)
That will create a hyperlink that you can click to open the file.

Alternatively, pressing ctrl-k will open a dialogue box to create a new hyperlink
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by:Rory Archibald
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On the Data tab, click on the Edit Links button, then you can open the source workbook from the list there.
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brothertruffle880,

Do you need any more information?
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