Remove read-only status in a workbook

If you can’t edit your Excel 2003 workbook, it might be set as read only. Follow the steps below to make your workbook editable.

  1. Make sure that the file is not open in Excel.
  2. On the Windows Start menu, point to Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Windows Explorer.
  3. In the Exploring window, open the drive or folder that contains the file.
  4. Click the file name.
  5. On the File menu, click Properties.
  6. Click the General tab.
  7. Clear the Read-only check box.
Applies to:
Excel 2003