Here's our Microsoft Office Tip for.. November 16, 2004
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Linking Documents--Part 4 of 5: Locking a Linked Document
In this series of tips, we've covered various aspects of linking documents via Microsoft's Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) technology. Today, we'll discuss how to lock a link so the text doesn't change. Locking differs from simply breaking a link because your client Word document still maintains a connection with the server document--it just doesn't update the information when the server document updates. At a later point, you can simply unlock the link to update the text, without having to go through the link process all over again. To lock a link, in your client document choose Edit, Links; select the desired link; and select the Locked option. Later, you can go back and deselect this option to renew link updating.