Use a spreadsheet from an email attachment-How?

  Kooji 16:46 02 Feb 10

Hi all,
I'm using Microsoft Outlook on Vista. Someone has sent me a spreadsheet as an email attachment which I'm supposed to work on and then email it back to them. I've saved it to my 'documents folder'. I open it, and then when I've done some work on it and try to save it before re-sending, the figures just jump back to their original places- what am I doing wrong?? Idiot-proof-answers much appreciated.


  csqwared 20:46 02 Feb 10

It's possible the file is in 'read only' mode if it came from an attachment. Right click on the file and untick the 'read only' box.


  lotvic 00:24 03 Feb 10

I would use 'Save As' and give the altered spreadsheet a new name to indicate it is the updated sheet.
This is because when you send it back and they try to save it there will already be in their folder the original spreadsheet not updated with the same file name (if you don't alter name)

  Kooji 08:51 03 Feb 10

Hi Both

Thanks for that explanation. I think I've got the hang of it now.


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