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I have a sheet stored on a shared drive which everyone opens.  Ant changes are saved to a data file on individuals computer.  However when the second or third person opens the main file it comes up with the read only issue.  Anyway of avoiding this?
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At the time of sharing the file you will have to Add Name  'Everyone' and with permission level 'Read/Write'.
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You need to switch the workbook to Shared mode first, with or without a password (see https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Use-a-shared-workbook-to-collaborate-49b833c0-873b-48d8-8bf2-c1c59a628534 for details). That locks some changes, though, like combining cells, but allows for multi-user access.
However, this feature is known to be unreliable (in the past). Loosing changes. corrupting the file and similar effects have been reported for prior releases.
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Convert the workbook to a Google doc.
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Why? That will move it to the cloud, and require Google accounts, and ...
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Why?
Sharing
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