Multiple users on same excel sheet.

How do make an excel file that multiple people can open and edit at the same time?
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Rob HensonFinance AnalystCommented:
Depends on your setup.  

Recent advances in SharePoint and OneDrive allow the collaborate function where multiple people can work on the same file.

if not SharePoint or OneDrive but just a shared local network then you can use the Shared Workbook feature. This used to be very unreliable and caused errors but it might have improved in recent years.

Shared Workbooks do have limitations, can't use Tables (including Pivot tables) for one.

Full details at this MS Office link:

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/About-the-shared-workbook-feature-49b833c0-873b-48d8-8bf2-c1c59a628534
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Andrew LeniartSenior EditorCommented:
You can use the collaboration (also known as co-authoring) features of Excel and share it, but that requires access to something like Microsoft OneDrive that supports the sharing function.  

A short video introduction of how it works is available at this Microsoft Support Link

Alternatively, you could also look at Google docs as a possible free Excel alternative and save in a format compatible with Excel.
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ssblueAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the info.
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Andrew LeniartSenior EditorCommented:
Glad to be of help.
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Rob HensonFinance AnalystCommented:
Glad to help
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