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I would like to link a text box in powerpoint to a cell in excel. Can I
select the text box in excel and use =$K$4 with the data in excel to display
and change in powerpoint?
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Yes, you can link a text box in PowerPoint to a cell in Excel. Here are the steps to do it:
  1. Open both PowerPoint and Excel.
  2. In Excel, select the cell that you want to link to the text box in PowerPoint.
  3. Press Ctrl+C to copy the cell.
  4. In PowerPoint, select the text box that you want to link to the Excel cell.
  5. Click on the "Insert" tab in the ribbon.
  6. Click on the "Text Box" button and draw a text box on the slide.
  7. Click inside the text box and paste the copied cell by pressing Ctrl+V.
  8. The text box should now display the value of the linked cell in Excel.
  9. To update the value in the text box, simply change the value in the linked cell in Excel and the text box in PowerPoint will update automatically.

Note: When you link a text box to an Excel cell, the text box will only display the value of the cell, not the formula. If you want to display the formula, you will need to use a different method.
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Default link text box in powerpoint to a cell

Try it this way: with the Excel file open, select the cell with the data you
need (K4) and Copy it.
Now go click in the text box on the powerpoint presentation and choose
Edit -- Paste Special and select the paste as link option.

Be sure to carry a copy of that Excel file with you as you travel and make
your PPT presentation.

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I would like to link a text box in powerpoint to a cell in excel. Can I
select the text box in excel and use =$K$4 with the data in excel to display
and change in powerpoint?

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