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locking and exporting excel files

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by begud4me, Jul 13, 2004.

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  1. begud4me

    begud4me Thread Starter

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    Hi i have worked up a quote for a potential client in microsoft excel. I want to make it to where he can open it in word or a similar program without any problems. When i tried to open it in word it said i needed to install something. Is there anyway to bypass this so it can be opened with ease? Also i want to make it to where he cannot modify it at all. any ideas????


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  2. matikin9

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    Without the converter, no you can not easily open up an excel document in word. The formatting is different - unless you want to write up some code to create a word document from excel...I think your client may have to use Excel. You can protect your workbook from being modified - go to Tools -> Protection. You can set up the workbook to have a password to save changes. If you look up the term 'protection' in Excel's Help you'll be able to find details on how to do what you want to do.
     
  3. XL Guru

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    I may be being rilly dense ... couldn't you paste it into a Word doc as a picture?

    HTH,
    Andy
     
  4. matikin9

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    ooh, i didn't think of that...where's the option for that? you could also turn the entire workbook into a webpage too, complete with tabs at the bottom for easy navigation.
     
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