troubleshooting Question

Force users to only save as '.xls'-file

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Andreas HermleFlag for Germany asked on
Microsoft Excel
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Dear Experts:

I would like to prevent users from saving my 'Sample.xls' file as 'Sample.xlsm' or 'Sample.xlsx' file by accident.

This is in case they do not use just the 'Save'-button but accidentally the 'Office-Button - Save As' functionality.

Hence, in summary, I would like to force users to save the 'Sample.xlsm' file (in case they accidentally use the menu 'Office Button - Save As') ...

... only save as 'xls-file and ...
... only with the designated filename 'Sample.xls' ... and
... only in the directory "C:\temp\".

i.e. they just can overwrite the existing file once it has been opened. Of course they should be able to abort the whole action and close the file without any saving any possible changes.

I hope this is not asking too much.

Help is much appreciated. Thank you very much in advance.

Regards, Andreas

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