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Old 01-09-2018, 10:00 AM
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Sorry, not the best title to the post but my problem is that occasionally I seem to do something to an Excel file which causes it to list an earlier copy of a sheet when I try to connect to it as a data source from Word. Not sure what, but last time it seemed to happen as a result of putting in a few extra columns created by VBA macro.

A picture should help (see attachment) - when opening the Excel file I can just see a single sheet called 'UK' with my addresses in it. When looking at it as a datasource I get the attached list of 2. One of these is an earlier version of the data.

Other times I just get the one table name to choose from.

Can someone tell me what's going on? - I need to send sheets to colleagues to use as data sources and don't want them picking the wrong one. As this seems to happen after I've inserted a few columns into the sheet, they could get the earlier version and end up with problems. Is there a way of removing the older version?

To make things even more annoying, I'm struggling to re-create the problem. It just happens sometimes!

Thanks!
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:57 AM
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Hmmm - looks like this cause by Autosave.

I'll try turning this off and see how it goes.
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Old 01-17-2018, 08:04 AM
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OK, autosave disable did not seem to help.

Anyone got any other ideas?
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