I have office 365. I copied some columns from an Excel document into a Word table, and for some reason the two documents are now linked. I cannot even open the Word doc without having the Excel doc open on my computer. I tried cutting and repasting as rich text format, and that did not work. I tried cutting and pasting each cell as plain text, and that did not work. When I open the document, I get the message that there is a link, and do I want to update the document. I can say no at that point, but I still cannot open the Word document without having the Excel also open.