Find external links in Excel spreadsheets

Find external links in Excel spreadsheets

A common spreadsheet risk is links or reliance on external spreadsheets. This could be:

  • purposeful i.e. the formula are linked to another reference file, or
  • accidental e.g. when you saved as version 2 some formula are still looking at version 1.

Either way it is important to check what the links look at as there are issues with linking spreadsheets that you need to be aware of.

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