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Re: 'Show changes' in excel is not visible

'Show changes' in excel is not visible

bibotheghost
Explorer | Level 4

Hello

when i open a shared excel file with open in exccel web , the button that called ( show changes ) is not visible even when the file is shared and my teammates typing in it on the same time

is there any solution to make it visible ?

thanks in advance

2022-03-05 10_39_29-الحسابات.xlsb and 2 more pages - Personal - Microsoft​ Edge.png

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Hannah
Dropbox Staff

Hey @bibotheghost, thanks for bringing this to our attention.

 

Do you see the same behavior, if you open the file using a different browser or an incognito/private browsing window?

 

And what if you view the Dropbox version history for the file, do the changes show up there?

 

Keep me posted!


Hannah
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bibotheghost
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i have tried and it is the same behavior , the button still not visible 

Megan
Dropbox Staff

Hi @bibotheghost, how are you today?

Does this happen with all of your Excel files, or just a particular one? 

If "Show Changes" is greyed out in the Excel menu bar, then it's possible that the document has been locked from having changes made. However, since this looks like a Microsoft question or issue, the best thing would be to also check in with them. 

I did some research on my end, and this is what I could find about it. 


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bibotheghost
Explorer | Level 4

when i tried the same file on onedrive the show changes tab is visible and working
is it a dropbox issue or a feature that is not prepared yet on dropbox 

please advise me what i can do 
tanks in davance for your support

Walter
Dropbox Staff
Hey @bibotheghost, sorry to jump in here, but I just wanted to mention that it looks like this is an issue with the Excel online and not Dropbox specific. 

It could be that it's been replaced by co-authoring which doesn't provide the ability to track changes as outlined here

I hope this helps a tad!

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JulianTischler
New member | Level 2

Hello,

 

I'm trying to switch over from Teams to dropbox for managing our pdfs and excel files. Has a solution been found to unclear the show changes button? Unfortunately teams allows this feature through excel and is the main reason we haven't switched over yet.  

Need more support?