Shared Workbook LibreOffice

I have some Excel users who are using the shared workbook feature so that all can write to the same Excel file at the same time.  I am trying to introduce LibreOffice and ran into this feature which I was unaware of.  Is there a way to make LibreOffice share this file as well, i.e. can Excel and LibreOffice users both share this spreadsheet?
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SStoryAuthor Commented:
The answer appears to be that both users must be using LIbreOffice and it must be saved in the .ODS file format.

I am told that the Excel feature automatically refreshes when it does an autosave. The LibreOffice Autorecovery doesn't seem to do the same thing.
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
Hello,

Sharing workbooks in Excel is already a very unstable and unreliable way of working. You need to be prepared for document corruption and data loss, which may set in at any time. Experts here an around the world agree that Shared Workbooks are to be avoided.

Adding Open Office into the mix will not improve the situation.

If you need a true multi-user solution, you should ultimately look towards a database solution.

cheers, teylyn
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SStoryAuthor Commented:
I understand, but these users are already doing it. MY solutio...install Libretto on each and save as .ods
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SStoryAuthor Commented:
No other comment told me how to do it. I discovered how on my own.
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