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High Impact Excel: Linked Workbooks Edition

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Event Date: October 30, 2014, 2 pm ET
Many Excel users have a love-hate relationship with workbook links. For the uninitiated, workbook links allow you to connect one Microsoft Excel spreadsheet to other spreadsheets, Word documents, databases, and even web pages. In this presentation Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA discusses the pros and cons of workbook links, and walks you through the nuances of creating workbook links. David will also show how to dramatically improve the integrity of linked workbooks by using Microsoft Query instead of traditional cell-based links.
David will teach from Excel 2010, but will include instructions for Excel 2007, 2010, and 2013 were applicable. In addition to the one-hour presentation, David offers a one-hour "ask the expert" session where you can ask any questions you have about Excel, even if not specifically related to linked workbooks.
Who Should Attend:
Practitioners seeking to improve the integrity and ease of use of spreadsheets.
Topics Covered:
  • Learn the risks of linked workbooks, determine if a workbook contains links, and see how links can hide within Excel features
  • Learn the most efficient way to link Word documents and Excel spreadsheets
  • Discover how Microsoft Query allows you to create self-updating links to databases, spreadsheets, text files and other data sources. 
  • Integrate data on web pages into your workbooks, and create automatic links.
  • Use features within Excel to locate workbook links.
  • Discover a free tool that you can use to locate even the most buried workbook links.
  • Control whether linked workbooks update automatically or not, and suppress unwanted prompts.
Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how link Excel workbooks to other sources.
  • Minimize the data integrity risks that can arise from workbook links.
  • Take control of security prompts and settings related to linked workbooks.
David Ringstrom
Accounting Advisors, Inc.
David H. Ringstrom, CPA  is the owner of Accounting Advisors, Inc., an Atlanta-based spreadsheet consulting firm that he started in 1991. He teaches dozens of webinars each year and speaks at conferences on Excel, along with writing freelance articles about spreadsheets that appear internationally. Webinar attendees are often amazed by how much ground David can cover in a short period of time.
Program Levelintermediate
Field of StudySpecialized Knowledge and Apps
Advance Preparation Needednone
Delivery MethodGroup-Internet Based
Recommended CPE Credit1 credit per 50-minute session*
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Refund policy/Cancellation policyDue to this program being offered free of charge, there will be no refunds issued


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