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Linked tables through Excel to Powerpoint (2007)

Hi all,

I am having trouble with linked tables from Excel to Powerpoint.

I have a spreadsheet which if updated, automaticaly updates/populates tables and graphs in related worksheets.

From this I produced a power point presentation which gives an overall status of the project using some of these graphs, and these are linked. So updating the raw data in Excel updates graphs and tables in Powerpoint, which is fine.

However after closing the documents, opening them 'Update links Confirmed' the graphs stay linked no problem, however the table in the presentation loses its link and I am not sure why. I have to re-create the link every time I close and open powerpoint, which is quite strange. Am I missing something simple here?

Alex
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Arno KosterCommented:
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Alex_Vaughan87Author Commented:
No there are no errors popping up, the link simply seems to vanish when re-loading the powerpoint document.
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gowflowCommented:
Try to look at this to create the tables in powerpoint maybe it will help
http://www.thinkoutsidetheslide.com/articles/excelautoupdate.htm

and maybe this would help for link lost
http://www.officekb.com/Uwe/Forum.aspx/powerpoint/55437/Losing-Links-between-PowerPoint-and-Excel

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can you post both files so I can hv a look at them ?
gowflow
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Alex_Vaughan87Author Commented:
I cannot I am afraid they have sensitive data in them, I will have a look at the links and report back.
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gowflowCommented:
ok you can save as both file as new names and remove the sensitve data and post !! always easier to work on a problem to troubleshoot then to work on assumtive problem !!! By any chance you have any VBA running in htese 2 files wether Excel or the ppt ??? maybe there is some code that is interveening and dleeting the links causing the trouble ???
Just a thought
gowflow
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Alex_Vaughan87Author Commented:
This seems to have resolved itself just...because.
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Alex_Vaughan87Author Commented:
Problem solved itself
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gowflowCommented:
just ... because what ?
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