The following are the prerequisites when you work with documents with linked objects.
iManage Work Desktop for Windows 10.8.0 or later.
iManage Drive 10.7.1 or later must be installed and running on the same device on which iManage Work Desktop for Windows 10.8.0 or later is installed.
For information about installing iManage Drive on your system using Auto Updates, contact your administrator or refer to the Installing iManage Drive using iManage Auto Updates and Quick setup post installation sections in iManage Drive Administrator Help.
iManage Work Desktop for Windows 10.8.0 or later and iManage Drive 10.7.1 or later must be configured to connect to the same iManage Work Server.
iManage Work 10.4.2 or later is required for on-premises users, and iManage Work 10.2.2539 or later is required for iManage Cloud users to display container documents with a link icon in iManage Work.
iManage Work Desktop for Windows must be installed on a standard desktop or on a persistent VDI for all users using the OLE linking feature.
The container and source documents must be available on the same iManage Work Server.
Both source and container documents must be available within a maximum of 20 workspaces that should be uniquely named.
You can only create OLE Links using only Microsoft Excel 2007 .xlsx formatted documents. Microsoft Excel 2003 .xls file format is not supported.
You must have one of the following versions of Microsoft Office installed:
Microsoft Excel 2016
Microsoft Excel in Microsoft 365 version 2110 or earlier versions
Microsoft Excel in Microsoft 365 version 2204 (Monthly channel) and later
Microsoft Excel in Microsoft 365 2208 (Semi-Annual channel) and later
You can use OLE links within Microsoft Excel only. You cannot currently link one type of Microsoft Office document to another. For example, a Microsoft Excel document cannot be inserted as a source document in a Microsoft Word document, or a Microsoft Word document cannot be inserted as a source document in a Microsoft PowerPoint document.
Link source documents to a Microsoft Excel container file using iManage Work integration. Do not open linked documents directly from M:\ drive in Microsoft Windows explorer.
Also, your administrator must enable the Manage File Links option by setting the iManageOleLinking configuration setting to Y in the imWorkOptions.xml file. For information about enabling this configuration setting, contact your administrator.