can I choose between edit or read only????

jtbrown1955

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I use Excel in a network environment. By default, Excel opens in edit mode. If a second person opens it, it is in read only. Most of the employees do not need to edit, they just need to get information. What my boss has asked me to do is have Excel ask you if you want to open in read only first, or do you want to add data. If you only want to look, then choose read only. This dialogue box and choice should come up the first time. After the first person chooses to edit, then the normal notifications would take over. Thanks

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Chas17

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File - SaveAS
From the SaveAS Window choose the menu item "Tools"
Choose "General Options"
You can check the "Read Only" box which will do what you want.
Alternatly set apassword for the "Modify" only, that will force read only unless password entered, Password to open will require to open which is Not what you want.

Chas
 

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