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A friend of mine is trying to open an excel spreadsheet and each time it opens as a read only file. what can be done so that he can open the file for editing?

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Open Windows Explorer (Not Internet Explorer) and locate the file. Right click on the file and select Properties. At the bottom of the General tab, uncheck the Read Only box and click OK.

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How to open Book1.xls file.?


To open an Excel spreadsheet, you need a program that understands the .xls format. You can get the free Excel Viewer from Microsoft: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=10 . This is the latest version and will work with computers running Windows XP through Win7. There is a Mac OSX version available but I'm not sure of the URL. If you have an older OS, you can try searching for an older version of the Viewer.

Another option is to install any office suite that includes a spreadsheet program or just the spreadsheet program. Microsoft sells Office in several versions and you can buy Excel separately. There are several other spreadsheet and office suite software options that will also read Excel files. Open Office and LibreOffice are both free office suites which can read any Excel file. (www.openoffice.org and www.libreoffice.org ) Open Office and LibreOffice have versions that work under almost any OS.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(who has used the MS Word and Excel viewer and OpenOffice on recent systems. I also have MS Office 2010 on some computers.)

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How to recover Excel 2007 password


Microsoft Office software developers have been paying more and more attention to the means of protecting users' information, and Microsoft Excel has not been overlooked. Recent versions of the program provide users with advanced features for protecting Microsoft Excel documents against unauthorized access of the information stored in them. The methods include completely blocking access to a document, forbidding saving changes to it. Besides, some expert team even designed Excel password recovery tool to recover Excel 2007 password for those who have lost Excel password.
Set a password to open or modify Excel 2007 password
Set a password to open Excel 2007
  • 1. Click the Microsoft Office Button 3dac3a8.gif, point to Prepare, and then click Encrypt Document
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  • 2. In the Password box, type a password, and then click OK.
  • You can type up to 255 characters. By default, this feature uses AES 128-bit advanced encryption. Encryption is a standard method used to help make your file more secure.
  • 3. In the Reenter password box, type the password again, and then click OK.
  • 4. To save the password, save the file.
Set a password to modify a Excel 2007 Spreadsheet
  • In addition to setting a password to open an Excel spreadsheet, you can set a password to allow others to modify the spreadsheet.
  • 1. Click the Microsoft Office Button office.gif , click Save As, and on the bottom of the Save As dialog, click Tools.
  • 2. On the Tools menu, click General Options. The General Options dialog opens.
  • 3. Under File sharing, in the Password to modify box, type a password.
  • 4. In the Confirm Password dialog, re-type the password. Click OK.
  • 5. Click Save.
Remove password protection from an Excel spreadsheet
  • 1. Use the password to open the spreadsheet. (Note: If you don't know the open password, you have to recover Excel password with the third Excel password recovery tool)
  • 2. Click the Microsoft Office Button 3dac3a8.gif , point to Prepare, and then click Encrypt Document.
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  • 3. In the Encrypt Document dialog box, in the Password box, delete the encrypted password, and then click OK.
  • 4. Save the spreadsheet.
Recover Excel 2007 password with Excel Password Unlocker Excel Password Unlocker is a popular Excel password recovery tool that can recover Excel password from Excel 97 to Excel 2007

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I need to open excel in spreadsheet


Excel itself is a spreadsheet - You have to install Microsoft Office with Excel to read & edit the Excel files.

If you just want to view the excel you can download Free Excel Viewer & install on your System @ http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?familyid=1CD6ACF9-CE06-4E1C-8DCF-F33F669DBC3A&displaylang=en

or

You can download & install openoffice.org which is free @ http://download.openoffice.org/ to view & edit your Excel files.

Hope it helps.

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How to open excel sheet in different window?


While one spreadsheet is open in Excel, open the second spreadsheet as follows:

Go to Start, Programs, Excel (or however you navigate to Excel). Then in the new Excel window select FILE, OPEN, then your 2nd spreadsheet.

Mar 29, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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I WOULD LIKE TO CHANGE MY EXCEL FILE IN READ ONLY MODE


amjbritto,

There are two ways to do this, depending on what extent you want to protect the spreadsheet.

Windows Read-Only method:
  1. Save and Close the Excel file.
  2. Using Windows Explorer, locate the Excel file in its folder.
  3. Right-click on the file name
  4. Click on "Properties" at the bottom of the drop-down window.
  5. Check the [x] Read-Only box and [OK]
  6. * DONE *
Excel "Protect" Method:

  1. Open the Excel spreadsheet that you want to protect
  2. On the top menu, select [Tools]
  3. Click [Protection] on the drop-down menu
  4. Select [Protect Workbook]
  5. Check [x]Structure and [x]Windows
  6. Enter a password if you wish, but remember it!
  7. Click [OK]
  8. Save and close the spreadsheet and test the protection.
  9. *DONE *
Thanks for using FixYa.

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Solution for Excel 2003 "the file is not in a recognizable format"


If you open an excel created by M/S Office 2007, Excel 2003 will not be able the file. You have to install Microsoft Office the "Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats" for M/S Office 2003 from Microsoft Site.

or

Your Excel file is corrupt!

Hope it helps.


Oct 01, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Excel data is Delimited


Try opening the file from the Excel File/Open menu rather than double clicking to open it.  If that does not work try Importing from it into a new blank spreadsheet.

Jun 01, 2009 | Microsoft EXCEL 2004 for Mac

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Have a excel password protected file. have forget my password. help me in opening my file


How to Crack Excel Spreadsheet Passwords by Petri IT Knowledgebase Team - January 8, 2009 Often when an employee departs, they take important Excel passwords with them. This guide outlines how to use a simple Excel password recovery application to crack lost or forgotten passwords, allowing you to unlock password-encrypted Microsoft Excel documents quickly as possible.
Step 1: Download and Install the Office Password Recovery Utility To perform the following recovery steps, you'll need to grab the download of Office Password Recovery Pro, available directly here. (2.1Mb)
Once you've downloaded the program, run the install with the default options.
Step 2: Navigate to the Protected File and Begin the Recovery Process Click the Open button on the top left, navigate to the protected spreadsheet file:

May 09, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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I cant open Excel speadsheet file


try to open the file from excel Open excel 1st the locate your spreadsheet file from File Open menu.
if your still getting same problem try open using google docs, click this link http://docs.google.com you need a gmail account to use this facility. (google docs is the counterpart of MS Office, its Free to use and web base)

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Import data from access into excel where one column go into one worksheet and other into next


Can't be done.

Access will only put the data into one worksheet. It is very picky when it comes to exporting data into an Excel spreadsheet.

There are two ways to get around it:

1) You can export the data from Access into two files. One for the the first worksheet and another file for the second workshet.

2) You can import everything into one spreadsheet and build a macro into Excel to cut the information one spreadsheet and paste it into the other if this is a redundant task to do all the time.

Hope that helps you out.

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