Put this task to a programmer and give them a week to craft a solution for you. Even using the free Visual Express compilers could work fine.
I have several documents on the network that different people update. I would like to create an excel spreadsheet that hyperlinks to the documents and in the cell next to each hyperlink would display the last modified date. Ideally there would be a 'refresh' button on the page so I could see when a document has been changed.
This solution comes close:
However, you can only have one document on a page and you have to open the document to see the last modified date.