To create an external reference, execute the following steps.

You don’t have to retype the data and you get a Power Point table that can be formatted and edited at the last minute if needed.

Because it is a Power Point object, it will be consistent with the organization branding standards.

When the data in the Excel changes, your Power Point slide will automatically update.

The problem with copy and Paste Link is that you can’t make the data look very pretty.

For example, if you wanted to reference cell A1 on a worksheet named July Budget, its cell reference would be 'July Budget'! In our example below, we'll refer to a cell with a calculated value between two worksheets.

This will allow us to use the exact same value on two different worksheets without rewriting the formula or copying data between worksheets.

You can give the object an outline and fill (right-click it and choose Format Object) or remove the outline and fill, but that’s about it. In the end, Sudeep came up with a great option himself, based on what I had suggested.

He inserted a text box and formatted it the way he wanted.

On the Data tab, in the Connections group, click Edit Links to launch the Edit Links dialog box. If you didn't update the links, you can still update the links here. If you don't want to display the alert and update the links automatically, Click Startup Prompt, select the third option, and click OK.

Note: if you see another alert, click Update or Don't Update.

You probably arrived at this page because you are a business professional who has to present regularly to management or executives on analysis you have done in Excel.