I'm trying to open a file on a network drive...but I'm getting the following error message when it opens: "This file may be read-only, or you may be trying to access a read-only location. Or the server the document is stored on may not be responding." Now, the file itself has no rights restrictions and is not read only. It doesn't appear to be locked.
Now, there are other Excel files in the same directory which I could open fine; however, the Excel documents having the above problem all have a little black icon "appears to be a padlock" (image attached) at the bottom left hand side of the Excel file icon. I tried the following:
- Renaming - Converting to a different file format (didn't work, it won't let me) - Opening in notepad...etc doesn't work.
This file is dated back in 2004...do you think it's corrupt? Is there anything i can do to open or recover this?
I've created an add-in. When I try to update the coding in the add-in, Excel reports that the add-in is read only and prompts me to choose another name for it. However, it is not currently selected in my Tools -> Add-ins... window.
I've got an excel sheet from a guy at work who decided to lock the entire document down so I can't do anything with it. Virtually all the ribbon options are greyed out, there isn't anything locking it in the code, I've tried checking the save as "read-only" option and it's not there. How I can actually save this is editable? I've looked in windows explorer and it's not read-only in there either. I tried save-as and even tried making it an XLS instead of an XLSM and it still won't let me edit it
The xls file I have written is used by multiple users at the same time. None of them can actually change the file - it opens data files and imports the data it needs then writes back any changes to the data to those files.
So the "read-only" option that my users see is of no importance to them - can this be bypassed somehow?
For a couple of reasons I have had to take a workbook off of a local machine and place it on the network so others can access it. I cannot share the workbook because of the macro's and protection on it. At any one time only one person should have full control of workbook. The others only need read only access. I won't go into the whole deal but I was hoping there was a way on startup to detect if the workbook is in read only mode or not (Other than the basic notifications and indications that excel gives as many users either ignore or do not understand them). If so I would like a big message to popup stating this fact to the user and also if possible show them who currently has it open. Lastly, they would have a cancel workbook open option until they get the other user to exit.
I have a formula that puts a date into a format I want to read date from a data base.
Output is correct = '17-03-2014' if the date is greater than or equals to the 10th but if its the 1st for example I get '1-03-2014' which is wrong as I need the zero to count the date properly. I tried a Left formula on a date field to bring in the first 2 digits but because its a date it returns for example 41 instead of 17 if its the 17th. I was going to do a Left(Text type of formula and place it into an if statement but that didnt work.
I know how to pull an entire text file into an Excel Spreadsheet, but I only want specific information from the text file not the entire text file.
What I have is about 25 text files stored in a folder, let's say C: est.
Each file is named by a property address as follows: 209 MAIN ST.txt 213 MAIN ST.txt 111 ELM ST.txt 2356 WOOD AVE.txt
On the 11th row of each file is as follows: Property Address:209 MAIN ST On the 31st row of each file is as follows: Total Value:30500
What I would like to do is read each file located in the "C: est folder and write a record (row) into a single Excel Spreadsheet for each property. I would like the Excel Spreadsheet to look as follows once completed. Note the 1st row below is a header row that needs to be generated by the code.
Property AddressTotal Value 209 MAIN ST 30500 213 MAIN ST 60700 111 ELM ST 20400 2356 WOOD AVE 20900
Can I read a header list (in a spreadsheet, text file, or hard coded in the code) which I would prefer the spreadsheet or text file method, write the header row in A1 then B1. Next read the 25 text files and search based on the header info written above (Property Address & Total Value) and write the appropriate to the single spreadsheet. The 11th row of the First text file value written in cell A2, then read the 31st row of the First text file write the value in cell B2, then loop to the Second text file and values from The 11th row of the Second text file value written in cell A3, then read the 31st row of the Second text file write the value in cell B3, so on and so forth until the last text file is read and the last record is written.
1. What i need to do is Read the 1st Character in the Hex Code which say A now.
2. Now I need to find if there is another A in this Hex Code. If yes - e.g A4EC 9A - I need to find the difference between A-A. How many characters are in between the 2 A-A. So for this I have A 4EC9 A so the difference is 4. 2.1 - Another Senario of "A" - A 4EC9ACF4 A the difference is 8 characters
3. Next we will move on to the next Letter which is 4 and do our search.
The key is i only want to record those Hex code which have a difference of 4,8,10,12 differences.
So for that above example I should be able to record the following :
A 4EC9 A == 4 letter difference 4 A020 4 == 4 letter difference A 4EC9ACF4 A == 8 letter difference 4 EC9ACF4A020 4 == 10 letter difference E C9ACF4A02044 E == 12 letter difference
I took two weeks perfecting an Excel file and was writing them to disc just now to transport and use on other machines. I opened the file to add instructions and the files are now read only? Propteries show read only on the written files but not on the originals???
I am trying to get a SUM function to recognise values within a range of cells, that are immediately followed by a *. i.e. 34*
For each range i need to count the total number of inputs, count the number of starred inputs & add up all the values entered.
Currently COUNT doesn't recognise starred values, COUNTIF is set to count only starred values, and SUM wont recognise the value of the starred values.
Is there a way to only read the number element of an input - there are only integer values & starred integer values. The starred inputs are also conditionally formatted. If there is a way would it then affect the COUNT/COUNTIF element?
I'm trying to find total gross commission within a spreadsheet, where gross commission found in Deals column Q. Columns T & U indicate with an "X" whether the deal was associated with referrals and such.
I am running a call centre with 20 users at peak time. I have 1 user who will always have a master workbook open and saving throughout the day. The remainder of the users during calls will need to open this file as read-only to simply view the latest saved version.
This works however sometimes is takes a over a minute for the file to download from the server for the read only box to appear. I was wondering if there was a way for the other users to view it in a simpler and quicker way?
Also issues with the 1 user saving the file which others have it open as read only?
I recently added formulas to the attached worksheet where a cell is linked to a "true" and a "false" which are linked to check boxes. When "true" is activated the cell with the formula will = "HOLD" and when "false" is activated the same cell will ="RELEASE". Now, when i saved this worksheet and tried to reopen it a dialog box popped up that said "the content is not readable.... excel will try to recover the content" (or something like that) so when i click "yes" to the dialog box then the sheet opens fine , however, when i save the sheet the same box pops up? Maybe there is something wrong with my formula because before i inserted the formula to the sheet the sheet worked fine.
I have created an Add-in for use across the business, the add in calculates financial impact based on figures that are stored on the shared drive.
The addin currently opens the workbook, and sets the variables to figures contained in the workbook - and then closes the workbook.
To roll this out to the business - I need to get the add-in to open the workbook as read Only, so that it will allow multiple users to access at once. I have set to open as read only in the past - however this prompts me to save the workbook as something else.
Is there any way I can get this to just open as read only, do what it needs to - and then close; without having the option to save as something else?
Excel 2003 > I am developing a comprehensive VBA function that needs to read the value of many cells in a worksheet. I don't want to Name all those cells because then I will need to pass too many variables to the function. I can use the following set of objects and properties ...
I was wondering if there is a way to set a macro to run on an event only if the workbook is read-only. The macro I have set up right now reformats the toolbars to a custom user friendly one, but I want to be able to open the document with a password and not have the toolbars rearange on me.