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Excel 2010 - Allow 1 user to make changes, Read only for other users

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by acejackhammer, May 27, 2012.

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  1. acejackhammer

    acejackhammer Thread Starter

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    Hello Excel Experts. I have a need to protect an Excel workbook that currently is on a shared drive. I have one person whom updates the spreadsheet everyday. However there are several people that view the spreadsheet. How can I allow that one person edit access and everyone else readonly access? Any help is greatly appreciated.
     
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    I would suggest to password protect the file an allow for read-only if no password is provided.
    If the person allowed to edit should then open the file using the password so he / she can make changes.
     
  3. acejackhammer

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    Thanks much for the suggestion. I'll give it a try.
     
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