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Re: Editing Excel document

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I keep getting an error when I try to edit an Excel doc

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I want to edit an Excel Document, but I keep getting the "This is a protected document that can't be edited"

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Re: Editing Excel document

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Hello @Tutto, how are you editing the file? Are you editing the file in your computer using Microsoft Office? Sometimes internet downloaded files are set to read-only/protected. If you are on Windows and using Microsoft Office Excel, you can click the File menu and choose Info, there you will find option to Enable Editing

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Re: Editing Excel document

Super User
Super User

Hello @Tutto, how are you editing the file? Are you editing the file in your computer using Microsoft Office? Sometimes internet downloaded files are set to read-only/protected. If you are on Windows and using Microsoft Office Excel, you can click the File menu and choose Info, there you will find option to Enable Editing

Screenshot 2019-04-13 at 6.27.42 PM.png

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