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We have a large MS excel workbook - we need to have several people in it at the same time, editing different worksheets.   What solutions are available for this multiple edits problem?

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by:Martin Liss
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Do the sheets depend on each other in any way?
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Have you considered Google Docs? It supports real-time collaboration.

You and others with access to the file can make edits to that file at the same time. You’ll be able to see what others are up to keystroke by keystroke, and they’ll be able to see what changes you’re making as you make them
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A general opinion of excel experts is that using excel files in shared mode is a big NO NO. They are highly prone to corruption.

JazzyJoop's suggestion is good if the file size is not large. If you are within the limits given on this page from Google then you are good to go.

Another point of concern could be security. Once the thing is on the net then it is susceptible to hacking,

Another alternative could be Access which you will have to take up in another topic area.
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Sorry for the delay... craziness. Will review.
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SIZE: 21.3 MB (22,374,010 bytes)

FILE TYPE: *.xlsm
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Do the sheets depend on each other in any way?

Presumption is yes Pivot tables and such for charting. (lots of charts!)
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Google docs I like:   but this is an excel workbook that is unmanaged and very hairy.
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Security is not an issue or can be categorized as very low.
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A general opinion of excel experts is that using excel files in shared mode is a big NO NO. They are highly prone to corruption.

Could you post  the source, for the above comment e.g. provide a source (s)?

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thanks!
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