Office 365: "Read Only" but only for Wife (Mine works fine).

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  1. Azzin, Dec 6, 2014
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    Azzin macrumors 68040

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    All, please help!

    My Wife and I both use Dropbox.

    In my DB, there's a folder that I have shared for our 'joint' stuff.

    In that folder, is my Wife's Christmas list!

    However, when she tries to open it from within the DB App using her iPad Mini, Excel opens fine, but says that it's it "Read Only" and she must sign in with either her Microsoft account, or her "Work/University" account.). :confused:

    Now, I can go into the same folder using my iPad Air and Excel opens fine and I can edit the document without a problem.

    Help!

    [Edit] - I should add that we are both using the free versions of Office 365 for iPad, without any additional subscriptions and that I *think* this spreadsheet was created in Office 2007 on her Windows laptop (she has just recently moved to a MacBook Pro and has Office 2011 on that).
     
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  3. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    I don't believe the free version has write ability. If you pull up a document in the free version and try to edit it, it should block you. Thus, read only is all you two should have.
     
  4. Azzin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    MS gave editing feature away recently.

    Plus, I can edit the document without a problem, but my Wife cannot.
     
  5. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Thanks for updating me on the new MS policy. I am at a loss as to your problem.
     

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