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MS Word 2002 file with linked files - how to unlink?

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I'm running MS Word 2002 (XP) and each time I open a particular file it gives me a message that states:  "The document contains onr or more links to other files.  Do you want to update this document with the data from the linked files?"

How do I unlink the file from whatever file(s) it has been linked to?  The link(s) must have been created by mistake since the document should not be pulling data from any other file.

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Darin
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From Microsoft KB29182:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/291182

•In Microsoft Office Word 2003 and in Microsoft Word 2002, follow these steps:
1.On the Tools menu, click AutoCorrect Options.
2.On the AutoFormat as you type tab and on the AutoFormat tab, click to clear the Internet and network paths with hyperlinks check box.
3.Click OK.
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goto the Word menu Edit, Links
- The Links dialog displays.
change an "Auto" link and change to Manual update, click OK
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Thanks!
darin
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