Word 2013 – How to disable update linked document message

If you see the following message when opening a Word document it means the document has been linked to another document, most likely a spreadsheet.

“This document contains links that may refer to other files. Do you want to update this document with the data from the linked files?”

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The steps below show how to disable the message – it will leave the link between the two documents, but will no longer prompt.

  1. Open Word, click on the ‘FILE’ menu then click on ‘Options’
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  3. In the left hand menu, click on ‘Advanced’
  4. Scroll down to the ‘General’ section
  5. Un-tick ‘Update automatic links at open’
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  7. Click ‘OK’ to save the changes.

 

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