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Password protected Excel file open on PC, can't  be opened as read only on the Mac, but can on other PC's

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hi guys

We've password protected an Excel 2007 document on the network. A PC user is working on it. When a Mac user, tries to open it, they're told that the document is being used and whether they want to open it as read-only. You select 'OK' and are told that the Excel file is either damaged or can't be found.

If another PC users tries to open the file instead of the Mac user, then they are prompted by a password and can view it as read-only, just how it should be.

This happens with even new Excel files I've created. It looks as though it's something to do with the Mac Office 2008 or something. Anybody know what's going on?

Thanks
Yash
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It doesn't look as if Office 2008 supports this.
http://www.mackb.com/Uwe/Forum.aspx/powerpoint/4828/MacBook-Pro-with-Office-2008-for-MAC-PPT-file-will-not-open

Maybe not related, but demonstrates other areas of Office 2008 where there is no support
http://www.officeformac.com/ms/ProductForums/Excel/3801
http://www.officeformac.com/ms/.59bb7b6d/0



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thanks Canon, but I don't believe this is a digital rights managements issue. The Mac can open it and the user is prompted by a password screen which if typed can open the document, as long as somebody else has not opened it. If somebody else has opened it on a PC, the Mac can't even attempt to open it.
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