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XL2002: Links in OLE Object Do Not Automatically Update When You Open a File in Windows Explorer
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When you open an Excel file in Windows Explorer that contains an OLE object with links to another file, the OLE object's link may not update. This symptom may occur although you click Update to update the links.
Service Pack InformationThis problem is corrected in Office XP Service Pack 3.To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307841/ )How to obtain the latest Office XP Service Pack
Hotfix InformationA supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
After the hotfix is installed, the English version of this fix will have the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Date Time Size File name ------------------------------------------- 20-Jan-2003 19:36 12,679,436 Excel.msp 20-Jan-2003 20:20 15,011,604 Excelff.msp
This fix is a post-Office XP Service Pack 2 (SP-2) fix. To install the fix, you must have Office XP SP-2 installed. For additional information about Office XP SP-2, click the following article number to see the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Date Time Version Size File name -------------------------------------------------------- 17-Jan-2003 10:17:58 10.0.4914.0 9,177,672 Excel.exe
325671Additionally, you may have to install Windows Installer 2.0 to install this fix. For additional information about the Windows Installer requirement for post-Office XP SP-2 fixes, click the following article number to see the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325671/EN-US/ )OFFXP: Overview of the Office XP Service Pack 2
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/330537/EN-US/ )OFFXP: Office XP Updates and Patches Released After September 2002 May Require Windows Installer 2.0
To work around this problem, do not double-click the file in Windows Explorer to open the Excel file or right-click the file, and then click Open. Instead, open the file directly in Excel.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Office XP Service Pack 3.