MS Excel 2011 for Mac: Automatically refresh pivot table when file is opened

This Excel tutorial explains how to automatically refresh a pivot table when the spreadsheet file is opened in Excel 2011 for Mac (with screenshots and step-by-step instructions).

Question: In Microsoft Excel 2011 for Mac, how do I get a pivot table to automatically refresh when the Excel spreadsheet is opened?

Answer: Right-click on the pivot table and then select "PivotTable Options" from the popup menu.

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When the PivotTable Options window appears, select the Data tab and check the checkbox called "Refresh data when opening file". Click on the OK button.

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