Link Tables in Word 2016 so One Populates Based on Another

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prephil

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i want to be able to link tables in Word 2016 so that if I enter text in a particular cell in one table it automatically populates a specific cell in another? Is this possible or would I need to create thelink using Access or Excel? Not much experience with Access.
 
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I think you're far better off doing this in Excel, since it would be a lot easier to achieve using formulae. I think as far as Word is concerned, you might have to use VBA to replicate this.
 

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Is it possible so to create the tables in Excel and copy them over to word and just link them that way?
 

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Stick with excel, and do the way things were designed to do.
Tables in Word were not designed to do what you want.
Just like buying a VW bug to haul sheep in.
 

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So is it just a matter of using a formula in excel to ensure text in one cell = text in another cell and copy/paste into Word?
 
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