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Hyperlinks in Shared Workbooks in Excel

When you share an Excel workbook, any hyperlinks that are included in the workbook are automatically shared as well. This means that anyone who has access to the shared workbook can click on the hyperlink and be taken to the linked page or file. There are a few things to keep in mind when using hyperlinks in shared workbooks, however.

First, it's important to remember that anyone who has access to the shared workbook can click on the hyperlink and be taken to the linked page or file. This means that if you're linking to a confidential or sensitive page, anyone with access to the workbook will be able to see it. Be sure to only include links to pages or files that you're comfortable sharing with everyone who has access to the workbook.

Second, keep in mind that the linked page or file will open in the same browser window as the shared workbook. This means that if someone is viewing the shared workbook in full screen mode, they may not realize that they've been taken to a different page or file. To avoid this, you can add a note next to the hyperlink explaining where it will take them.

Finally, remember that any changes made to the linked page or file will be reflected in the shared workbook. This means that if you update the linked page or file, everyone who has access to the shared workbook will see the updated version. If you don't want people to see the updated version right away, you can add a note next to the hyperlink explaining that it has been updated and they should check back later.

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