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Microsoft® Office Project 2007 Inside Out by Teresa S. Stover

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Linking Between Microsoft Project and Excel

You can take the use of embedded objects one step further—by linking them to their source. With a dynamic link between source and target, your embedded object updates whenever the source changes. When linked, the source and target information are essentially the same file, rather than just a separate copy of one another, which is the case when they are not linked. The advantage of linking objects is that you don’t have to worry about maintaining multiple copies of the same information. When you change the original file, those changes appear anywhere that file is linked. The disadvantage is that it’s more difficult to distribute file with links. You must remember to send the linked files as well as the ...

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