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Insert a Stock Quote

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Do you need to reference stock market data in your worksheet? Need to keep track of your current portfolio value?

This How-To Article shows you how to insert an automatically updated stock quote into your worksheet.

Insert a Stock Quote

1. Click the cell where you would like to place the stock quote.

2. Click the "Data" menu, point to "Get External Data", and select "Run Saved Query...". (Note: If you are using Excel 2002, click "Data", point to "Import External Data", and select "Import Data".)

3. Click "Microsoft Investor Stock Quotes" and click "Get Data". (Note: If you are using Excel 2002, click "MSN MoneyCentral Investor Stock Quotes", and click "Open".)

4. Click OK.

5. In the text box, enter the symbol of the stock which you would like an updated quote for. (Example: MSFT)

6. Click OK.

7. Excel will now connect to the Internet and retrieve the stock quote you specified.

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