Excel problem

  heepster 20:33 18 Jan 2009

Running excel2003 on vista and I cant save files. It says"Cant save as file is read only" Does anyone know the reason for this?

  VoG II 20:44 18 Jan 2009

If you downloaded the file from the internet this is a common 'issue'.

Try File > Save As. You should have write permission for the Saved As version.

  heepster 20:46 18 Jan 2009

Thanks VoG but its a file i created and did try to save using "save as".What is "Write permission" and how do I check I have it? Sorry as I am a newcomer to Excel.

  MAJ 21:05 18 Jan 2009

Some of this might help. click here

  jaraba 00:04 19 Jan 2009

Have you tried looking in the file properties to check if it has been set to read only

  heepster 07:36 19 Jan 2009

Maj I have been here and nothing helps. Jaraba please tell me how I do this as I am new to excel.

  heepster 14:48 19 Jan 2009

Thanks to all the problem was caused by a rogue office 07 file left over from a trial copy.Something to do with BCM in outlook. Manually deleted and now all is fine.

  VoG II 14:55 19 Jan 2009

Ah - I've been puzzling over this. Thanks for the feedback.

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