There is no automatic way to find links used in a workbook. However, because links use brackets [ ] to enclose the source workbook (source file: The file that contains information that was used to create a linked or embedded object. When you update the information in the source file, you can also update the linked object in the destination file.) name when it is closed, you can search for it. For example =SUM([Budget.xls]Annual!C10:C25).
- Close all workbooks except the one you want to find the links in.
- On the Edit menu, click Find.
- Click Options.
- In the Find what box, enter [.
- In the Within box, click Workbook.
- In the Look In box, click Formulas.
- Click Find All.
- In the box at the bottom, look in the Formula column for formulas that contain [.
- To select the cell with a link, select the row in the box at the bottom.
- Links are also commonly used in names, text boxes, or chart titles.
Find links used in names
- On the Insert menu, point to Name, and then click Define.
- Select each entry in the Names in workbook list, and look in the Refers to box for links. Links contain a reference to another workbook, such as [Budget.xls].
Find links used in text boxes or chart titles
Find links used in other objects
Find links used in chart data series