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Excel 2016 only opens workbooks in Read-Only Mode - How to disable this feature and default to Edit Mode?

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Previous versions of Excel I've used don't have this feature set by default and I would like to disable this for the Excel Files I'm working with.
This stand alone Excel 2016 installation is running on a Windows 2012 R2 Server.

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crystal (strive4peace) - Microsoft MVP, Access earned 2000 total points
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File, Options, Trust Center,  Trust Center Settings..., File Block Settings --> check Open selected file types in Protected View and allow editing. Check all file types to Open Excel File, Options, Trust Center,  Trust Center Settings, File Block Settings
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Thanks!
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you're welcome ~ happy to help
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correction: on the OPEN checkbox ... UNCHECK it if you do not wish rules to be applied.
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