Automatic Changes to Linked Cells

I eed to find a way to link to a cell and have the link follow that cell 
should it chanage due to editing of the spreadsheet.  For example in 
Spreadsheet 1 I linked cell A1 to cell B1 in spreadsheet 2.  Then I made 
changes in spreadsheet 2 and the contents of cell B1 are now located in cell 
B5.  How do I get the link in spreadsheet 1 cell A1 to automatically change 
to be linked to cell B5 in spreadsheet 2?  

The version of excel that I have automatically puts in the "$" before the 
cell letter and number.    I have done a test by taking out the "$" to see if 
it would follow the original cell and it does not.  
Any ideas?
-- 
Donna Silva
Finance Director
City of Rio Vista
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7/6/2005 8:44:02 PM
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What formula do you have in cell A1 on sheet 1?  I've put =Sheet2!B1 and if I 
insert columns in Sheet 2 the formula changes to =Sheet2!F1

Is that what you need?

"Donna Silva" wrote:

> I eed to find a way to link to a cell and have the link follow that cell 
> should it chanage due to editing of the spreadsheet.  For example in 
> Spreadsheet 1 I linked cell A1 to cell B1 in spreadsheet 2.  Then I made 
> changes in spreadsheet 2 and the contents of cell B1 are now located in cell 
> B5.  How do I get the link in spreadsheet 1 cell A1 to automatically change 
> to be linked to cell B5 in spreadsheet 2?  
> 
> The version of excel that I have automatically puts in the "$" before the 
> cell letter and number.    I have done a test by taking out the "$" to see if 
> it would follow the original cell and it does not.  
> Any ideas?
> -- 
> Donna Silva
> Finance Director
> City of Rio Vista
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bigwheel926 (227)
7/6/2005 9:18:10 PM
As long as I keep both files open while I am modifying the spreadsheet to 
which it is linked, then any changes are updated and the cell is tracked.  
However, if I make changes in the spreadsheet to which I linked, without 
having the other spreadsheet open, it does not follow the changes when I open 
up the one that contains the link.
-- 
Donna Silva
Finance Director
City of Rio Vista


"bigwheel" wrote:

> What formula do you have in cell A1 on sheet 1?  I've put =Sheet2!B1 and if I 
> insert columns in Sheet 2 the formula changes to =Sheet2!F1
> 
> Is that what you need?
> 
> "Donna Silva" wrote:
> 
> > I eed to find a way to link to a cell and have the link follow that cell 
> > should it chanage due to editing of the spreadsheet.  For example in 
> > Spreadsheet 1 I linked cell A1 to cell B1 in spreadsheet 2.  Then I made 
> > changes in spreadsheet 2 and the contents of cell B1 are now located in cell 
> > B5.  How do I get the link in spreadsheet 1 cell A1 to automatically change 
> > to be linked to cell B5 in spreadsheet 2?  
> > 
> > The version of excel that I have automatically puts in the "$" before the 
> > cell letter and number.    I have done a test by taking out the "$" to see if 
> > it would follow the original cell and it does not.  
> > Any ideas?
> > -- 
> > Donna Silva
> > Finance Director
> > City of Rio Vista
0
7/6/2005 9:25:02 PM
Donna,

That's your answer.  You must keep the workbook containing the link open 
when the linked cell is moved.  Otherwise, the link has no way of knowing 
the cell was moved while it was asleep.  This is just part of managing 
linked files.

-- 
Earl Kiosterud
www.smokeylake.com/
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"Donna Silva" <DonnaSilva@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
news:DE1FC4EF-DB7D-4BF4-A6BB-278BF480D2AA@microsoft.com...
> As long as I keep both files open while I am modifying the spreadsheet to
> which it is linked, then any changes are updated and the cell is tracked.
> However, if I make changes in the spreadsheet to which I linked, without
> having the other spreadsheet open, it does not follow the changes when I 
> open
> up the one that contains the link.
> -- 
> Donna Silva
> Finance Director
> City of Rio Vista
>
>
> "bigwheel" wrote:
>
>> What formula do you have in cell A1 on sheet 1?  I've put =Sheet2!B1 and 
>> if I
>> insert columns in Sheet 2 the formula changes to =Sheet2!F1
>>
>> Is that what you need?
>>
>> "Donna Silva" wrote:
>>
>> > I eed to find a way to link to a cell and have the link follow that 
>> > cell
>> > should it chanage due to editing of the spreadsheet.  For example in
>> > Spreadsheet 1 I linked cell A1 to cell B1 in spreadsheet 2.  Then I 
>> > made
>> > changes in spreadsheet 2 and the contents of cell B1 are now located in 
>> > cell
>> > B5.  How do I get the link in spreadsheet 1 cell A1 to automatically 
>> > change
>> > to be linked to cell B5 in spreadsheet 2?
>> >
>> > The version of excel that I have automatically puts in the "$" before 
>> > the
>> > cell letter and number.    I have done a test by taking out the "$" to 
>> > see if
>> > it would follow the original cell and it does not.
>> > Any ideas?
>> > -- 
>> > Donna Silva
>> > Finance Director
>> > City of Rio Vista 


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