In complex formulas, you may need to enter more than one set of parentheses, one within another, to indicate the order in which the calculations should take place.When creating such a formula, be sure to pair the parentheses properly so that you always have a right parenthesis for every left parenthesis in your formula.Don't worry, most likely your Excel is all right, and you will get all the answers in a moment.

Could a macro be used to update our workbook links automatically on a periodic basis?

A: I would not recommend a macro approach to solving this problem.

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When professionals prepare written material for readers inside their organization or outside, they should make sure that no errors distract from the message they need to convey.

For example, a week or so ago this same Scripting Guy squared off against the Scripting Son in a 100-yard dash. We never actually saw how that particular cartoon ended.

The Scripting Son -- who’s bigger, faster, and (slightly) younger than his father -- won by a good 5 or 6 yards. No sir; instead, he’s spent all his spare time since that race plotting how he could win the rematch. In case you’re interested, the only plan he’s been able to come up so far with involves buying and ingesting a bottle of super leg vitamins from the Acme Corporation. Nevertheless, it that worked out pretty good for Wile E. But 100-yard dashes are easy, especially if you’re willing to cheat by taking super leg vitamins. How can I open an Excel spreadsheet, update all the links to other Excel spreadsheets, and then break those links? Before we begin, we’d like to make an announcement: the Scripting Guy who writes this column gives up.To tell you the truth, that’s not something we ever expected to say; after all, the Scripting Guy who writes this column never gives up.Here is the scenario: I have imported Excel data in to an In Design CS5.5 document.I then apply cell styles and paragraph styles to that table's cell(s).Instead, you should enable automatic link updates in Excel 2013 by selecting File, Options, Trust Center, Trust Center Settings, External Content, and under the section labeled Security settings for Workbook Links, select Enable automatic update for all Workbook Links, and then click OK.