Can't open Excel files from iDisk, weird. Help!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Radioman, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. Radioman macrumors regular

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    My MBP blew up so am on a temporary Blackbook and luckily all my important day to day docs are on my iDisk, no problem I thought... But something really odd is happening, when I try to open a spreadsheet with Excel (tried 04 and 08) it says "the file may be read only or you may be trying to access a read only location or the server the document on may not be responding".

    I can open the file with open office and ALL other file types open fine from iDisk (including Word and PPT).

    At the moment I am having to drag the files to my desktop edit them and drag them back to iDisk so all is up to date when I get my computer back.

    Has anyone had anything similar? Any tips gratefully received (apart from the obvious; ditch MS Office!).

    After first noticing the problem I set iDisk to keep a local copy on the temp machine but this made no difference.
     
  2. Radioman thread starter macrumors regular

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  3. timowen001 macrumors newbie

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    Office Docs & iDisk read only

    Hi,

    I am experiencing the same issue. I don't suppose you found a fix for it?

    Tim
     
  4. lssmit02 macrumors 6502

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    It worked for me - both xls and xlsx files opened and are editable. They're not complicated documents (grading sheets, with simple formulas).

    EDIT: To further outline my setup, iDisk is not set to synchronize. I'm happy to experiment, to see if I can recreate the problem and help, but at the moment, it is working for me.
     
  5. MuLTI macrumors newbie

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    I have the same problem. Did anyone solved it?
     

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