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I've installed Excel on my iPad. I open a spreadsheet that's saved in Dropbox. The spreadsheet opens as Read-only. There is, however, a choice to "convert and edit." I do that. Nothing happens. Why not? What do I actually have to do to be able to edit an Excel spreadsheet on my iPad?
 

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No, I've got that. But when I open a file in that Excel app, I get a message saying Read Only. To edit, convert to the latest format. And over to the right, a click that says "convert and edit." But when I click that, nothing happens.
 

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Probably the simplest solution is to take all the data out of Excel. It doesn't really need to be on a spreadsheet, now that I think about it. But that's annoying. Why give you the app, if it can't be used?
 
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Seems it does work as a reader. And it should be no surprise the Micro$oft is a company that needs to make money for its shareholders and the cost of being in business. If your hell bent on working spreadsheets on the iPad you might look at what Google Docs or Apple Numbers for a cheaper solution.
 

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I actually don't need this for myself -- my wife sometimes gets the notion she can do anything on an iPad. For this particular project, I just took all the data out of Excel and put it into a table in Word. Actually works better that way. I''m not a numbers guy or an organization guy, and I hate spreadsheets anyway. Thanks for helping, Drace.
 
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LOL, people wanting their device to do every thing and be fast and be portable is the wave we are riding. I personally don't want the ability to work unless I'm setting at my desk! Working on the iPad setting on the beach doesn't appeal to me.
 

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I use my laptop - or more recently, Surface Pro - sitting on the couch, because my puppy insists on cuddling up next to me while I work.
 
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