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Discovering Dependent Workbooks in Excel

When you are working with a lot of data in Excel, it can be helpful to have multiple workbooks open at the same time. This way, you can easily reference information in one workbook while working on another. However, if you have too many workbooks open, it can start to get confusing and difficult to keep track of everything. This is where the "Dependents" feature comes in handy.

The "Dependents" feature allows you to see which other workbooks are open and being used by the current workbook. To access this feature, go to the Formulas tab and click on the "Name Manager" button. In the Name Manager window, select the "Dependents" option from the drop-down menu. This will bring up a list of all the workbooks that are currently open and being used by the current workbook.

You can then close any unused workbooks by selecting them and clicking on the "Close" button. This can help declutter your workspace and make it easier to focus on the task at hand. Additionally, you can save any changes you've made to the current workbook before closing it.

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