Monthly Archives: February 2015

Office Excel file opened as read-only on Mac

two possibile reasons:

1. the file is locked, verify this in the file general info tab and make sure it is not locked.
Right click on the file => Get Info => in the “General” section, make sure the “locked” option is not checked.

2. there is a special case, when your file name contains ‘/’. this will cause the file to be opened as read-only by default (tricky!)