Excel 2011 defaulting to Read-Only

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  1. DougiePhresh macrumors newbie

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    I just worked for over an hour on this workbook and now it keeps defaulting to Read-Only status. It is fine if I keep the name "Workbook 1" but as soon as I change it to what I really want it to be named, it goes Read-Only and I don't know how to either A. change it back or B. make it stop doing that.

    Can anyone out there help please?

    Thank you!

    Douglas Shaffer
     
  2. Pharmscott macrumors 6502a

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    On the Review tab, see if you've accidentally enabled protection or set it as Read Only Recommended mode.
     

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  3. DougiePhresh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nope... see attached photo. Everything was fine until I renamed it then it set to Read-Only and as you can see, the box is not checked.
     

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  4. Pharmscott macrumors 6502a

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    How about right clicking the file in Finder, then Get Info? Is the file locked or have sharing permissions set?
     

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