Hi and welcome to JA!. In order to better assist you could you please upload your workbook to www.wikisend.com. After upload please provide me with the File ID number or Download Link. Please replace any “Private” data with dummy values to protect your privacy.
This is a financial file of capital gains & losses. It's not practical to change the information for privacy when I cannor see it! Surely the procedure is what I require not a full blown analysis. I've used this type of spreadsheet for the past ten years without difficulty. What I require is a simple -how to do it in straitforward steps. GAB 01/10/12 17:55 EDT
Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX X will be glad to assist you with trying to resolve your issue. I believe all excel users have seen the "locked for editing" message one time or another. What makes resolving this particular problem tricky is that there are multiple causes for the problem, and thus multiple solutions.First though, I need a bit of information:
What version of Windows are you running?How are you opening up the Excel workbook? are you clicking on an icon in windows explorer, on your desktop etc?
------------- if so, try opening up the file from excel by using File>>Open and see what happens
Also, I am assuming that you are sure that nobody else has the file open correct?
Not satisfied with the advice given by either expert; i.e. both requested more information before giving advice; as this involved personal tax information, I declined to do so. Found the solution myself; don't believe the service merited the charge; believe a refund is due; but will leave that to the conscience of the service. Thanks for your willingness to help. Did it help - No! GAB 11/10/12 10:45 EDT