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Referencing URLs

For example, if you found an Internet page containing current stock exchange information in spreadsheet cells, you can load this page in Office Calc by using the following procedure:

  1. In a Office Calc document, position the cursor in the cell into which you want to insert the external data.

  2. Choose Sheet - External Links. The External Data dialogue box appears.

  3. Enter the URL of the document or Web page in the dialogue box. The URL must be in the format: http://www.my-bank.com/table.html. The URL for local or local area network files is the path seen in the File - Open dialogue box.

Office loads the Web page or file in the "background", that is, without displaying it. In the large list box of the External Data dialogue box, you can see the name of all the sheets or named ranges you can choose from.

  1. Select one or more sheets or named ranges. You can also activate the automatic update function every "n" seconds and click OK.

The contents will be inserted as a link in the Office Calc document.

  1. Save your spreadsheet. When you open it again later, Office Calc will update the linked cells following an inquiry.

  2. Under Tools - Options - Office Calc - General you can choose to have the update, when opened, automatically carried out either always, upon request or never. The update can be started manually in the dialogue box under Edit - Links.