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I can't edit any of my Excel spreadsheets, why?

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I cannot edit any of my spreadsheets. When I hover over the cell all I see next to my mouse is the column and row number. When I try to click on a cell to edit nothing happens. I tried even on spreadsheets that I did not modify. Any ideas?

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Re: I can't edit any of my Excel spreadsheets, why?

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Hi @True29ny , thanks for posting on the Community!

 

I’d like a little more information in order to assist you on this matter:

  • Are you editing the Excel file on the Dropbox site, on your mobile device, or on your desktop machine via the app?
  • Is the Excel file in a shared folder or a private folder?
  • Are you viewing this file via a shared link instead?

Any details you can provide would help me greatly!


Jay
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Re: I can't edit any of my Excel spreadsheets, why?

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Hello, I am using the Dropbox that I downloaded on my laptop. The excel file was shared then I downloaded it to my private folder. I’m not viewing the file via shared link. The xlsx. While viewing it I realized instead of clicking the spreadsheet to open you have to open as excel for web in order to edit. Thanks for reaching out to help
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Re: I can't edit any of my Excel spreadsheets, why?

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It appears if I try to open my previous saved spreadsheet from the web it won’t edit. I really have to open it from the Dropbox. That solves the problem
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Re: I can't edit any of my Excel spreadsheets, why?

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No worires, @True29ny , glad to hear you were able to resolve the issue!

 

Enjoy the rest of your week!


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