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We have several Excel workbooks that are stored on network drives within the office.
We have sharing turned on each of these workbooks.
Multiple users access these files, leave them open all day, edit, etc.
The files freeze often, stop responding, don't open, hang, etc.  (All other Excel documents that are not shared perform normally)

We experience a host of issues and need to know
A.  Is there a better way?
B.  Are we missing how to set-up these shared workbooks. Should we alter settings?

We are using Office 2010 although several of the files are in 2003 version.
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Question by:Robert Mohr
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unfortunately excel is not the best at sharing.  I would look into setting up a sharepoint site or something that is better at handling multiple users. Sounds like you are doing things correctly but if the document is large then you are putting a good amount of stress on the hardware/network that you are using and this can cause the freezing and delays you are talking about. I would give sharepoint a look as they have a lot of great excel substitutes. The only down side is the limit of excel functions but give it a look.
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That was my next thought too.  I will take a look.  Fortunately these documents are stripped down so not a lot of formatting.  I will get back to this if I find it's a solution.
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Okay great let me know if you have any other questions.
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I'm actually going to look at Office Web App and SkyDrive.
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