Updating links between excel and powerpoint
On Home tab of the Ribbon, click the down arrow beneath the “Paste” button, and then choose the “Paste Special” command from the dropdown menu. And it’s here where you’ll find the only functional different in the processes of linking or embedding a file. Whichever option you choose, you’ll next select the “Microsoft Excel Worksheet Object” in the box to the right, and then click the “OK” button.
If you want to your spreadsheet, choose the “Paste Link” option instead. And you’ll see your Excel sheet (or the cells you selected) in your Power Point presentation.
The difference comes in how these two options treat their connection to that original Excel spreadsheet: There are advantages to both methods, of course.
One advantage of linking a document (other than maintaining the connection) is that it keeps your Power Point presentation’s file size down, because the data is mostly still stored in the Excel sheet and only displayed in Power Point.
If the Excel file is not open it is possible to update links using the following methods.
If you the Excel data, you can’t edit it directly in Power Point, but you can double-click anywhere on it to open the original spreadsheet file.