1. lumia-lover's Avatar
    Does anybody know why some Excel files are not being able to be edited on mobile???
    10-25-2014 01:06 PM
  2. AV2RY's Avatar
    How did you change the format, just renamed it or saved as. If you simply renamed it wont work. You need to save as .xlsx (on PC)

    Also, usually Office documents received by mail are in protected mode, to make it edible you need open it on PC and save it (.xlsx format)
  3. Loco5150's Avatar
    Because you have them in old .xls format, you need to have them in the never .xlsx format to edit in WP.

    Excel anyway is a JOKE in WP and Ballmer should have been kicked out for that reason alone. Lets hope that the reason why its so ****ty, is the touch office coming and that its coming ON RELEASE to WP also.
    lumia-lover likes this.
    10-25-2014 01:32 PM
  4. lumia-lover's Avatar
    Because you have them in old .xls format, you need to have them in the never .xlsx format to edit in WP.

    Excel anyway is a JOKE in WP and Ballmer should have been kicked out for that reason alone. Lets hope that the reason why its so ****ty, is the touch office coming and that its coming ON RELEASE to WP also.
    Buy I saved the file as .xlsx and same problem, "can't edit workbook"
    10-25-2014 03:17 PM
  5. jmshub's Avatar
    Is there an error message or any other information? I can and do edit Excel documents on my phone from time to time. I built a simple checking account register for my wife in Excel and she uses it almost daily. Is the document saved in your Onedrive? Have you modified your permissions in the Onedrive folder?
    10-25-2014 03:24 PM
  6. werner6769's Avatar
    Hi. Did you create the file with something other than msword? Some programs like openoffice and libreoffice don't play nice. Also, make sure the file is not write protected. I use wps office (used to be kingsoft office) on my win8.1 laptop and have no problems editing on mobile.
    10-25-2014 03:26 PM
  7. lumia-lover's Avatar
    I received the file from my boss via the email, the file format is .xls I changed the format to .xlsx, but with same error. The file contains simple formulas and links between it's tabs. It works fine on PC and online, but it is not editable in WP.
    10-25-2014 03:32 PM
  8. AV2RY's Avatar
    How did you change the format, just renamed it or saved as. If you simply renamed it wont work. You need to save as .xlsx (on PC)

    Also, usually Office documents received by mail are in protected mode, to make it edible you need open it on PC and save it (.xlsx format)
    10-25-2014 03:39 PM
  9. Suicide Stacey's Avatar
    I had the same problem. Sent my cv to my email to add to office and couldn't edit it... The best way round it is to copy the file, paste it to one note, then copy from one note and paste it to office. Then you can edit the document from there ๐Ÿ˜Š
    10-25-2014 03:49 PM
  10. lumia-lover's Avatar
    How did you change the format, just renamed it or saved as. If you simply renamed it wont work. You need to save as .xlsx (on PC)

    Also, usually Office documents received by mail are in protected mode, to make it edible you need open it on PC and save it (.xlsx format)
    I saved it as .xlsx through PC, I think the problem is related to the protection mode for docs which are received via email, do you have any idea about how to disable this protection??
    10-25-2014 04:10 PM
  11. Suicide Stacey's Avatar
    Like I said before....copy and paste to one note... Then from one note copy and paste as a new file on windows office foe the phone. Always worked for me ๐Ÿ˜Š (one like and thanks please),*cough cough*,๐Ÿ˜‰
    10-25-2014 05:09 PM
  12. werner6769's Avatar
    Try this link to disable protection fall all future emailed files. http://www.askvg.com/how-to-disable-...nloaded-files/ To unprotect the current xlsx file, right click on it and click properties. There will be something under security to disable the protection for the file.
    lumia-lover likes this.
    10-25-2014 05:12 PM
  13. lumia-lover's Avatar
    Thank you in advance, I'll try and let you know
    10-26-2014 12:47 PM
  14. Aziz Ahamed's Avatar
    Does anybody know why some Excel files are not being able to be edited on mobile???
    03-31-2015 08:16 AM

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