When you want others to view your Excel Web App workbook but not make any changes to it, you can share it as a read-only workbook. Here’s how:
- Click Share.
- In the To box, type email addresses of people you want to share with. Press ENTER between multiple addresses.
Tip If you’d rather get a link that you can manually paste into an email or webpage, under Share, click Get a link. Under Choose an option, select View only, and click Create link.
- To set the workbook as view-only, click the Recipients can edit link.
- Click the arrow in Recipients can edit box, choose Recipients can only view, and click Share.
Excel Web App emails a link to people you want to share the workbook with.
Note Sharing a workbook as read-only doesn’t prevent someone from downloading a copy of the workbook and making changes to their copy, but it does keep your original file intact.
Here’s more on sharing your workbook.