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asked 2018-01-12 13:15:21 +0200

uffe_K gravatar image

When I open a spreadsheet (XLS-format), I get the message "This file contains link to other files. Should they be updated?". Issue is there shouldn't be any links, so how to find why Calc thinks there is one?

I have just moved from Office2000 to LibreOffice, looks good so far.

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answered 2018-01-12 15:33:49 +0200

Jim K gravatar image

Save as ODS format instead of XLS. Then go to Edit -> Links, as suggested at

A typical file link in Calc looks like ='file:///path/to/spreadsheet.ods'#$Sheet1.A1, so it may also work to go to Edit -> Find and search for #.

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Saving as ODS helped, searching for # or file didn't help - had already tried that.

uffe_K gravatar imageuffe_K ( 2018-01-12 17:31:35 +0200 )edit

Glad to hear it worked. Regarding "had already tried that" - it would have been better to include that information in the question. See guidelines for asking.

Jim K gravatar imageJim K ( 2018-01-13 17:55:34 +0200 )edit
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