08-17-2015 05:34 PM
On Friday past I noticed a change, I can't no longer "Edit with Excel" on a file that I am "co-owner".
I can dowload, lock it and when I try to save it I'm prompted to rename it.
can you please help?
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08-17-2015 09:41 PM
Hey there @dpalmer! Let me try to help with this one -- when you say you're choosing 'Edit with Excel' are you referring to selecting the 'Open with Excel' button (like the image below)? Is that button greyed out? What happens when you select Open with Excel -> Microsoft Excel (or Excel Online)?
Link to image: https://cloud.box.com/s/y7pkfol1h2l3wepla9d24bpy7d52uk45
08-18-2015 05:53 AM
It's not an option any more from the "More options" button on the right. It was there on Thursday last week and on Friday, gone.
Is this a:
1. permissions? - I'm co-owner
2. Global change in Box?
3. A change my company has adopted system wide and didn't tell anyone?
4. A change to all excel files?
08-18-2015 05:16 PM - edited 08-18-2015 05:17 PM
@dpalmer -- Does your 'more options' menu look like this one then for that file?
If you're listed as a Co-Owner in the folder and you've verified that the file isn't currently locked by another user (it would have the lock icon to the left of the file's icon when looking at the folder), the reason you don't see the 'Edit' option at the top of the More Options menu anymore might be due to your company's Box admins disabling the Box Edit / Office Online features for your company's Box environment. I'd recommend checking with your Box admin team (IT) to see if that's the case. Here's a quick article you can provide them for more information on what you're referring to.
09-12-2016 09:56 AM
I am actually having the same issue with some of my users starting today. Some of them no longer have Open in Microsoft Excel when they click the Open in icon in Box. I have read all of Brad's suggestions. The document is not locked and these users are only Viewers. I have ALLOW on all of the file security settings. Any idea what changed?
09-12-2016 10:00 AM
@anicholspath -- You mentioned these users are Viewers: if users are Viewers in a folder, they will not have the 'open with' option as the Viewer permission does not give edit rights to files in the folder. If they need to edit (aka use the 'open with'), you'll need to change their access to either Viewer Uploaders or Editors.
09-12-2016 03:21 PM
When did this change? Since we have started using Box a year ago we have always had all of our users with Viewer rights to all the documents and the workflow has been working until our co-admin made this change.
I don't want them to be able to 'over write' the master documents in the folders.
a week ago - last edited a week ago
I am unable to Edit Excel in Box anymore. It was there yesterday. I only now see the Excel Online option. I am the Admin and only user of box for my business account. I have checked all of my admin console settings. Please help me get back my ability to work in Excel. I may have changed a setting yesterday that change this but I checked all again.