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Old January 15th 06, 12:49 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
Horatio J. Bilge
 
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Default Startup prompt - Update links

I am trying to remove the startup prompt that asks if I want to update links
to external workbooks (I want the links to update automatically for this
workbook).

I clicked on Edit - Links...
I clicked "Startup Prompt..."
I selected "Don't display the alert and update links"
I clicked OK, and closed the dialog box.

When I try reopening the workbook, the prompt still comes up.



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Old January 15th 06, 01:22 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
Dave Peterson
 
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Default Startup prompt - Update links

If you tell excel that you want to be asked before updating links, then excel
will respect that setting:

Tools|options|edit tab
Uncheck "Ask to update automatic links"

This is a user-by-user setting--not a workbook setting.

"Horatio J. Bilge" wrote:

I am trying to remove the startup prompt that asks if I want to update links
to external workbooks (I want the links to update automatically for this
workbook).

I clicked on Edit - Links...
I clicked "Startup Prompt..."
I selected "Don't display the alert and update links"
I clicked OK, and closed the dialog box.

When I try reopening the workbook, the prompt still comes up.


--

Dave Peterson
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Old January 15th 06, 02:01 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
Horatio J. Bilge
 
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Default Startup prompt - Update links

This is for a workbook that I will be sharing with others. I want to make
sure that everyone's copy automatically updates the links, but I would like
to minimize the number of clicks to open the file.

Currently, they will have to click to enable macros, and then click to
update the links. Some users may be worried by the wording of the update
dialog box ("... links can be used to access and share confidential
information without your permission..."), and won't update the links.

If users have unchecked the box that you mentioned (Tools|options|edit tab),
it's no problem. But for those that have that box checked, is there a way to
skip the dialog box, and still update the links?

Thanks,
Horatio



Can I force the
"Dave Peterson" wrote in message
...
If you tell excel that you want to be asked before updating links, then
excel
will respect that setting:

Tools|options|edit tab
Uncheck "Ask to update automatic links"

This is a user-by-user setting--not a workbook setting.

"Horatio J. Bilge" wrote:

I am trying to remove the startup prompt that asks if I want to update
links
to external workbooks (I want the links to update automatically for this
workbook).

I clicked on Edit - Links...
I clicked "Startup Prompt..."
I selected "Don't display the alert and update links"
I clicked OK, and closed the dialog box.

When I try reopening the workbook, the prompt still comes up.


--

Dave Peterson



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Old January 15th 06, 03:07 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
Dave Peterson
 
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Default Startup prompt - Update links

If you want more control:
Try creating a dummy workbook whose only purpose is to open the original
workbook with links updated:

Kind of like:

Option Explicit
Sub auto_open()
Workbooks.Open Filename:="c:\my documents\excel\book2.xls", UpdateLinks:=1
ThisWorkbook.Close savechanges:=False
End Sub

Then your users can open the dummy workbook and the links will be refreshed.
(read about that UpdateLinks argument in VBA's help.)

======
You could even give the real workbook a password to open, but don't share it
with the users. Put the password in that macro in the dummy workbook and the
users will be forced to go through your open routine.

"Horatio J. Bilge" wrote:

This is for a workbook that I will be sharing with others. I want to make
sure that everyone's copy automatically updates the links, but I would like
to minimize the number of clicks to open the file.

Currently, they will have to click to enable macros, and then click to
update the links. Some users may be worried by the wording of the update
dialog box ("... links can be used to access and share confidential
information without your permission..."), and won't update the links.

If users have unchecked the box that you mentioned (Tools|options|edit tab),
it's no problem. But for those that have that box checked, is there a way to
skip the dialog box, and still update the links?

Thanks,
Horatio

Can I force the
"Dave Peterson" wrote in message
...
If you tell excel that you want to be asked before updating links, then
excel
will respect that setting:

Tools|options|edit tab
Uncheck "Ask to update automatic links"

This is a user-by-user setting--not a workbook setting.

"Horatio J. Bilge" wrote:

I am trying to remove the startup prompt that asks if I want to update
links
to external workbooks (I want the links to update automatically for this
workbook).

I clicked on Edit - Links...
I clicked "Startup Prompt..."
I selected "Don't display the alert and update links"
I clicked OK, and closed the dialog box.

When I try reopening the workbook, the prompt still comes up.


--

Dave Peterson


--

Dave Peterson
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Old February 11th 06, 04:21 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
Horatio J. Bilge
 
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Default Startup prompt - Update links

I had set this project aside for awhile, and I'm just getting back to it.

I like the idea of using a dummy workbook, but it isn't working for me. Here
is what I did:
1. I created the dummy workbook in the same directory as the target file
2. I went to "ThisWorkbook" in the Visual Basic Editor, and used the code
you provided. I used just the filename of the target file, instead of the
full path, since it was in the same directory. I saved and closed.
3. I opened the dummy workbook. I got a macro warning, and clicked "Enable
macros." The dummy workbook opened, and stayed open, and the target workbook
did not open.
4. I edited the code to use the full path to the target file, like you had
in your code, but the result was the same.

~ Horatio


"Dave Peterson" wrote in message
...
If you want more control:
Try creating a dummy workbook whose only purpose is to open the original
workbook with links updated:

Kind of like:

Option Explicit
Sub auto_open()
Workbooks.Open Filename:="c:\my documents\excel\book2.xls",
UpdateLinks:=1
ThisWorkbook.Close savechanges:=False
End Sub

Then your users can open the dummy workbook and the links will be
refreshed.
(read about that UpdateLinks argument in VBA's help.)

======
You could even give the real workbook a password to open, but don't share
it
with the users. Put the password in that macro in the dummy workbook and
the
users will be forced to go through your open routine.

"Horatio J. Bilge" wrote:

This is for a workbook that I will be sharing with others. I want to make
sure that everyone's copy automatically updates the links, but I would
like
to minimize the number of clicks to open the file.

Currently, they will have to click to enable macros, and then click to
update the links. Some users may be worried by the wording of the update
dialog box ("... links can be used to access and share confidential
information without your permission..."), and won't update the links.

If users have unchecked the box that you mentioned (Tools|options|edit
tab),
it's no problem. But for those that have that box checked, is there a way
to
skip the dialog box, and still update the links?

Thanks,
Horatio

Can I force the
"Dave Peterson" wrote in message
...
If you tell excel that you want to be asked before updating links, then
excel
will respect that setting:

Tools|options|edit tab
Uncheck "Ask to update automatic links"

This is a user-by-user setting--not a workbook setting.

"Horatio J. Bilge" wrote:

I am trying to remove the startup prompt that asks if I want to update
links
to external workbooks (I want the links to update automatically for
this
workbook).

I clicked on Edit - Links...
I clicked "Startup Prompt..."
I selected "Don't display the alert and update links"
I clicked OK, and closed the dialog box.

When I try reopening the workbook, the prompt still comes up.

--

Dave Peterson


--

Dave Peterson





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Old February 11th 06, 04:51 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
Dave Peterson
 
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Default Startup prompt - Update links

You have two choices...

#1. Move the subroutine to a General module.
#2. Change the name to Workbook_open.

Auto_open in a general module and workbook_open in the ThisWorkbook module can
accomplish the same sort of things--but you can't mix and match names and
locations.

Ps. I'd use the full path the workbook that you want to open. Else I think
you'll find that excel wants to open a file of that name in the current
directory (sometimes the default location).

"Horatio J. Bilge" wrote:

I had set this project aside for awhile, and I'm just getting back to it.

I like the idea of using a dummy workbook, but it isn't working for me. Here
is what I did:
1. I created the dummy workbook in the same directory as the target file
2. I went to "ThisWorkbook" in the Visual Basic Editor, and used the code
you provided. I used just the filename of the target file, instead of the
full path, since it was in the same directory. I saved and closed.
3. I opened the dummy workbook. I got a macro warning, and clicked "Enable
macros." The dummy workbook opened, and stayed open, and the target workbook
did not open.
4. I edited the code to use the full path to the target file, like you had
in your code, but the result was the same.

~ Horatio

"Dave Peterson" wrote in message
...
If you want more control:
Try creating a dummy workbook whose only purpose is to open the original
workbook with links updated:

Kind of like:

Option Explicit
Sub auto_open()
Workbooks.Open Filename:="c:\my documents\excel\book2.xls",
UpdateLinks:=1
ThisWorkbook.Close savechanges:=False
End Sub

Then your users can open the dummy workbook and the links will be
refreshed.
(read about that UpdateLinks argument in VBA's help.)

======
You could even give the real workbook a password to open, but don't share
it
with the users. Put the password in that macro in the dummy workbook and
the
users will be forced to go through your open routine.

"Horatio J. Bilge" wrote:

This is for a workbook that I will be sharing with others. I want to make
sure that everyone's copy automatically updates the links, but I would
like
to minimize the number of clicks to open the file.

Currently, they will have to click to enable macros, and then click to
update the links. Some users may be worried by the wording of the update
dialog box ("... links can be used to access and share confidential
information without your permission..."), and won't update the links.

If users have unchecked the box that you mentioned (Tools|options|edit
tab),
it's no problem. But for those that have that box checked, is there a way
to
skip the dialog box, and still update the links?

Thanks,
Horatio

Can I force the
"Dave Peterson" wrote in message
...
If you tell excel that you want to be asked before updating links, then
excel
will respect that setting:

Tools|options|edit tab
Uncheck "Ask to update automatic links"

This is a user-by-user setting--not a workbook setting.

"Horatio J. Bilge" wrote:

I am trying to remove the startup prompt that asks if I want to update
links
to external workbooks (I want the links to update automatically for
this
workbook).

I clicked on Edit - Links...
I clicked "Startup Prompt..."
I selected "Don't display the alert and update links"
I clicked OK, and closed the dialog box.

When I try reopening the workbook, the prompt still comes up.

--

Dave Peterson


--

Dave Peterson


--

Dave Peterson
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Old February 11th 06, 08:36 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
Horatio J. Bilge
 
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Default Startup prompt - Update links

Thanks.
I wasn't certain what you meant by changing it to a general module, but I
changed the name to workbook_open, and it works fine.

Is there a way to use a relative file path, rather than the full path? Even
if all users put the file in the same place, the full path is different for
each user. For example, if everyone puts it in their My Documents folder,
the full path on Windows XP would be:
"C:\Documents and Settings\[User Name]\My Documents"

Thanks,
~ Horatio

"Dave Peterson" wrote in message
...
You have two choices...

#1. Move the subroutine to a General module.
#2. Change the name to Workbook_open.

Auto_open in a general module and workbook_open in the ThisWorkbook module
can
accomplish the same sort of things--but you can't mix and match names and
locations.

Ps. I'd use the full path the workbook that you want to open. Else I
think
you'll find that excel wants to open a file of that name in the current
directory (sometimes the default location).

"Horatio J. Bilge" wrote:

I had set this project aside for awhile, and I'm just getting back to it.

I like the idea of using a dummy workbook, but it isn't working for me.
Here
is what I did:
1. I created the dummy workbook in the same directory as the target file
2. I went to "ThisWorkbook" in the Visual Basic Editor, and used the code
you provided. I used just the filename of the target file, instead of the
full path, since it was in the same directory. I saved and closed.
3. I opened the dummy workbook. I got a macro warning, and clicked
"Enable
macros." The dummy workbook opened, and stayed open, and the target
workbook
did not open.
4. I edited the code to use the full path to the target file, like you
had
in your code, but the result was the same.

~ Horatio

"Dave Peterson" wrote in message
...
If you want more control:
Try creating a dummy workbook whose only purpose is to open the
original
workbook with links updated:

Kind of like:

Option Explicit
Sub auto_open()
Workbooks.Open Filename:="c:\my documents\excel\book2.xls",
UpdateLinks:=1
ThisWorkbook.Close savechanges:=False
End Sub

Then your users can open the dummy workbook and the links will be
refreshed.
(read about that UpdateLinks argument in VBA's help.)

======
You could even give the real workbook a password to open, but don't
share
it
with the users. Put the password in that macro in the dummy workbook
and
the
users will be forced to go through your open routine.

"Horatio J. Bilge" wrote:

This is for a workbook that I will be sharing with others. I want to
make
sure that everyone's copy automatically updates the links, but I would
like
to minimize the number of clicks to open the file.

Currently, they will have to click to enable macros, and then click to
update the links. Some users may be worried by the wording of the
update
dialog box ("... links can be used to access and share confidential
information without your permission..."), and won't update the links.

If users have unchecked the box that you mentioned (Tools|options|edit
tab),
it's no problem. But for those that have that box checked, is there a
way
to
skip the dialog box, and still update the links?

Thanks,
Horatio

Can I force the
"Dave Peterson" wrote in message
...
If you tell excel that you want to be asked before updating links,
then
excel
will respect that setting:

Tools|options|edit tab
Uncheck "Ask to update automatic links"

This is a user-by-user setting--not a workbook setting.

"Horatio J. Bilge" wrote:

I am trying to remove the startup prompt that asks if I want to
update
links
to external workbooks (I want the links to update automatically for
this
workbook).

I clicked on Edit - Links...
I clicked "Startup Prompt..."
I selected "Don't display the alert and update links"
I clicked OK, and closed the dialog box.

When I try reopening the workbook, the prompt still comes up.

--

Dave Peterson

--

Dave Peterson


--

Dave Peterson



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Old February 11th 06, 10:16 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
Dave Peterson
 
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Default Startup prompt - Update links

A general module is inserted in the VBE via: Insert|module.

It's not the ThisWorkbook and it's not behind a worksheet.

You could just use that same folder as the workbook that owns the code:

Workbooks.Open Filename:=thisworkbook.path & "\" & "book2.xls"





"Horatio J. Bilge" wrote:

Thanks.
I wasn't certain what you meant by changing it to a general module, but I
changed the name to workbook_open, and it works fine.

Is there a way to use a relative file path, rather than the full path? Even
if all users put the file in the same place, the full path is different for
each user. For example, if everyone puts it in their My Documents folder,
the full path on Windows XP would be:
"C:\Documents and Settings\[User Name]\My Documents"

Thanks,
~ Horatio

"Dave Peterson" wrote in message
...
You have two choices...

#1. Move the subroutine to a General module.
#2. Change the name to Workbook_open.

Auto_open in a general module and workbook_open in the ThisWorkbook module
can
accomplish the same sort of things--but you can't mix and match names and
locations.

Ps. I'd use the full path the workbook that you want to open. Else I
think
you'll find that excel wants to open a file of that name in the current
directory (sometimes the default location).

"Horatio J. Bilge" wrote:

I had set this project aside for awhile, and I'm just getting back to it.

I like the idea of using a dummy workbook, but it isn't working for me.
Here
is what I did:
1. I created the dummy workbook in the same directory as the target file
2. I went to "ThisWorkbook" in the Visual Basic Editor, and used the code
you provided. I used just the filename of the target file, instead of the
full path, since it was in the same directory. I saved and closed.
3. I opened the dummy workbook. I got a macro warning, and clicked
"Enable
macros." The dummy workbook opened, and stayed open, and the target
workbook
did not open.
4. I edited the code to use the full path to the target file, like you
had
in your code, but the result was the same.

~ Horatio

"Dave Peterson" wrote in message
...
If you want more control:
Try creating a dummy workbook whose only purpose is to open the
original
workbook with links updated:

Kind of like:

Option Explicit
Sub auto_open()
Workbooks.Open Filename:="c:\my documents\excel\book2.xls",
UpdateLinks:=1
ThisWorkbook.Close savechanges:=False
End Sub

Then your users can open the dummy workbook and the links will be
refreshed.
(read about that UpdateLinks argument in VBA's help.)

======
You could even give the real workbook a password to open, but don't
share
it
with the users. Put the password in that macro in the dummy workbook
and
the
users will be forced to go through your open routine.

"Horatio J. Bilge" wrote:

This is for a workbook that I will be sharing with others. I want to
make
sure that everyone's copy automatically updates the links, but I would
like
to minimize the number of clicks to open the file.

Currently, they will have to click to enable macros, and then click to
update the links. Some users may be worried by the wording of the
update
dialog box ("... links can be used to access and share confidential
information without your permission..."), and won't update the links.

If users have unchecked the box that you mentioned (Tools|options|edit
tab),
it's no problem. But for those that have that box checked, is there a
way
to
skip the dialog box, and still update the links?

Thanks,
Horatio

Can I force the
"Dave Peterson" wrote in message
...
If you tell excel that you want to be asked before updating links,
then
excel
will respect that setting:

Tools|options|edit tab
Uncheck "Ask to update automatic links"

This is a user-by-user setting--not a workbook setting.

"Horatio J. Bilge" wrote:

I am trying to remove the startup prompt that asks if I want to
update
links
to external workbooks (I want the links to update automatically for
this
workbook).

I clicked on Edit - Links...
I clicked "Startup Prompt..."
I selected "Don't display the alert and update links"
I clicked OK, and closed the dialog box.

When I try reopening the workbook, the prompt still comes up.

--

Dave Peterson

--

Dave Peterson


--

Dave Peterson


--

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Old February 14th 06, 03:46 AM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
Horatio J. Bilge
 
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Default Startup prompt - Update links

Dave,

Thank you for your help. I've got it working well, now. Here is the final
code I used in the dummy file:

Option Explicit
Sub workbook_open()
Workbooks.Open Filename:=ThisWorkbook.Path & "\" & "book2.xls",
UpdateLinks:=1, Password:="GreatPassword"
ThisWorkbook.Close savechanges:=False
End Sub

Thanks again,
~ Horatio


"Dave Peterson" wrote in message
...
A general module is inserted in the VBE via: Insert|module.

It's not the ThisWorkbook and it's not behind a worksheet.

You could just use that same folder as the workbook that owns the code:

Workbooks.Open Filename:=thisworkbook.path & "\" & "book2.xls"





"Horatio J. Bilge" wrote:

Thanks.
I wasn't certain what you meant by changing it to a general module, but I
changed the name to workbook_open, and it works fine.

Is there a way to use a relative file path, rather than the full path?
Even
if all users put the file in the same place, the full path is different
for
each user. For example, if everyone puts it in their My Documents folder,
the full path on Windows XP would be:
"C:\Documents and Settings\[User Name]\My Documents"

Thanks,
~ Horatio

"Dave Peterson" wrote in message
...
You have two choices...

#1. Move the subroutine to a General module.
#2. Change the name to Workbook_open.

Auto_open in a general module and workbook_open in the ThisWorkbook
module
can
accomplish the same sort of things--but you can't mix and match names
and
locations.

Ps. I'd use the full path the workbook that you want to open. Else I
think
you'll find that excel wants to open a file of that name in the current
directory (sometimes the default location).

"Horatio J. Bilge" wrote:

I had set this project aside for awhile, and I'm just getting back to
it.

I like the idea of using a dummy workbook, but it isn't working for
me.
Here
is what I did:
1. I created the dummy workbook in the same directory as the target
file
2. I went to "ThisWorkbook" in the Visual Basic Editor, and used the
code
you provided. I used just the filename of the target file, instead of
the
full path, since it was in the same directory. I saved and closed.
3. I opened the dummy workbook. I got a macro warning, and clicked
"Enable
macros." The dummy workbook opened, and stayed open, and the target
workbook
did not open.
4. I edited the code to use the full path to the target file, like you
had
in your code, but the result was the same.

~ Horatio

"Dave Peterson" wrote in message
...
If you want more control:
Try creating a dummy workbook whose only purpose is to open the
original
workbook with links updated:

Kind of like:

Option Explicit
Sub auto_open()
Workbooks.Open Filename:="c:\my documents\excel\book2.xls",
UpdateLinks:=1
ThisWorkbook.Close savechanges:=False
End Sub

Then your users can open the dummy workbook and the links will be
refreshed.
(read about that UpdateLinks argument in VBA's help.)

======
You could even give the real workbook a password to open, but don't
share
it
with the users. Put the password in that macro in the dummy
workbook
and
the
users will be forced to go through your open routine.

"Horatio J. Bilge" wrote:

This is for a workbook that I will be sharing with others. I want
to
make
sure that everyone's copy automatically updates the links, but I
would
like
to minimize the number of clicks to open the file.

Currently, they will have to click to enable macros, and then click
to
update the links. Some users may be worried by the wording of the
update
dialog box ("... links can be used to access and share confidential
information without your permission..."), and won't update the
links.

If users have unchecked the box that you mentioned
(Tools|options|edit
tab),
it's no problem. But for those that have that box checked, is there
a
way
to
skip the dialog box, and still update the links?

Thanks,
Horatio

Can I force the
"Dave Peterson" wrote in message
...
If you tell excel that you want to be asked before updating
links,
then
excel
will respect that setting:

Tools|options|edit tab
Uncheck "Ask to update automatic links"

This is a user-by-user setting--not a workbook setting.

"Horatio J. Bilge" wrote:

I am trying to remove the startup prompt that asks if I want to
update
links
to external workbooks (I want the links to update automatically
for
this
workbook).

I clicked on Edit - Links...
I clicked "Startup Prompt..."
I selected "Don't display the alert and update links"
I clicked OK, and closed the dialog box.

When I try reopening the workbook, the prompt still comes up.

--

Dave Peterson

--

Dave Peterson

--

Dave Peterson


--

Dave Peterson



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Old February 14th 06, 02:48 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.misc
Dave Peterson
 
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Default Startup prompt - Update links

You may want to protect your project to keep that password a secret from others.

Tools|VBAProject Properties|Protection tab (inside the VBE)

"Horatio J. Bilge" wrote:

Dave,

Thank you for your help. I've got it working well, now. Here is the final
code I used in the dummy file:

Option Explicit
Sub workbook_open()
Workbooks.Open Filename:=ThisWorkbook.Path & "\" & "book2.xls",
UpdateLinks:=1, Password:="GreatPassword"
ThisWorkbook.Close savechanges:=False
End Sub

Thanks again,
~ Horatio

"Dave Peterson" wrote in message
...
A general module is inserted in the VBE via: Insert|module.

It's not the ThisWorkbook and it's not behind a worksheet.

You could just use that same folder as the workbook that owns the code:

Workbooks.Open Filename:=thisworkbook.path & "\" & "book2.xls"





"Horatio J. Bilge" wrote:

Thanks.
I wasn't certain what you meant by changing it to a general module, but I
changed the name to workbook_open, and it works fine.

Is there a way to use a relative file path, rather than the full path?
Even
if all users put the file in the same place, the full path is different
for
each user. For example, if everyone puts it in their My Documents folder,
the full path on Windows XP would be:
"C:\Documents and Settings\[User Name]\My Documents"

Thanks,
~ Horatio

"Dave Peterson" wrote in message
...
You have two choices...

#1. Move the subroutine to a General module.
#2. Change the name to Workbook_open.

Auto_open in a general module and workbook_open in the ThisWorkbook
module
can
accomplish the same sort of things--but you can't mix and match names
and
locations.

Ps. I'd use the full path the workbook that you want to open. Else I
think
you'll find that excel wants to open a file of that name in the current
directory (sometimes the default location).

"Horatio J. Bilge" wrote:

I had set this project aside for awhile, and I'm just getting back to
it.

I like the idea of using a dummy workbook, but it isn't working for
me.
Here
is what I did:
1. I created the dummy workbook in the same directory as the target
file
2. I went to "ThisWorkbook" in the Visual Basic Editor, and used the
code
you provided. I used just the filename of the target file, instead of
the
full path, since it was in the same directory. I saved and closed.
3. I opened the dummy workbook. I got a macro warning, and clicked
"Enable
macros." The dummy workbook opened, and stayed open, and the target
workbook
did not open.
4. I edited the code to use the full path to the target file, like you
had
in your code, but the result was the same.

~ Horatio

"Dave Peterson" wrote in message
...
If you want more control:
Try creating a dummy workbook whose only purpose is to open the
original
workbook with links updated:

Kind of like:

Option Explicit
Sub auto_open()
Workbooks.Open Filename:="c:\my documents\excel\book2.xls",
UpdateLinks:=1
ThisWorkbook.Close savechanges:=False
End Sub

Then your users can open the dummy workbook and the links will be
refreshed.
(read about that UpdateLinks argument in VBA's help.)

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You could even give the real workbook a password to open, but don't
share
it
with the users. Put the password in that macro in the dummy
workbook
and
the
users will be forced to go through your open routine.

"Horatio J. Bilge" wrote:

This is for a workbook that I will be sharing with others. I want
to
make
sure that everyone's copy automatically updates the links, but I
would
like
to minimize the number of clicks to open the file.

Currently, they will have to click to enable macros, and then click
to
update the links. Some users may be worried by the wording of the
update
dialog box ("... links can be used to access and share confidential
information without your permission..."), and won't update the
links.

If users have unchecked the box that you mentioned
(Tools|options|edit
tab),
it's no problem. But for those that have that box checked, is there
a
way
to
skip the dialog box, and still update the links?

Thanks,
Horatio

Can I force the
"Dave Peterson" wrote in message
...
If you tell excel that you want to be asked before updating
links,
then
excel
will respect that setting:

Tools|options|edit tab
Uncheck "Ask to update automatic links"

This is a user-by-user setting--not a workbook setting.

"Horatio J. Bilge" wrote:

I am trying to remove the startup prompt that asks if I want to
update
links
to external workbooks (I want the links to update automatically
for
this
workbook).

I clicked on Edit - Links...
I clicked "Startup Prompt..."
I selected "Don't display the alert and update links"
I clicked OK, and closed the dialog box.

When I try reopening the workbook, the prompt still comes up.

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