Read only, shared excel file

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by gsengma, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. gsengma macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2012
    I have boot camp installed on my MacBook Pro with Excel for both Windows and Mac. I have Excel files that is "shared" but when I try to open them in Lion after working on them Windows 7, they open as "(read only) (shared)"! It seems that they open just fine in Windows after working on them in Lion and saving there. I restart the MacBook in order to make sure that there isn't another "owner" of an open file. Anyone has an idea what to do, it is extremely frustrating.
  2. Hawkeye16 macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2009
    I know it isn't ideal but couldn't you just open read only and then save as a different version after working on the file in OSX? Would help with version control as well that way...

    I only transfer between Windows and OSX on different machines and I have not encountered that error.

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