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Sharing Violation in Excel 2013

Q: Sharing Violation in Excel 2013

Does anyone know why when I try to save some Spreadsheets in Excel 2013 I get a message saying there is a sharing violation and I have to save the file under a different name.

I am the only person using the computer and the Excel program.

Thanks in advance


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We have a notebook running windows XP in Japanese. Recently, we have trouble saving file to the thump drive that we had been using. Error msg : sharing violation in directory x.

We were trying to save the file from the thump drive to the same drive by just changing a number eg. EEENNJJJEE (E - English Character, N- Numeric, J - Japanese Character. We were changing the numeric number.

There is no problem when we save the file to a different drive or change the name to an entirely new name.

Can anyone help?????

A:sharing violation in Excel

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All of a sudden, I get a sharing violation when I try to save an xls file in excel, even if I have not changed the file. I changed the default save type to xls from xlsx, and still have the issue. When I save the file as an xlsx, all is fine. It is almost as it Excel now does not enjoy munching on xls files. Any ideas??

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Hi all

Would appreciate some help here.

I have an Excel 2007 document saved on a network location [\\servername\share name\filename.xlsx]

I have write access to the share, all others have read.

I open the document to make changes. If anyone else opens it at the same time or after me, they have to click "Read Only" to access it. I have a password setup for edit access to the document.

If someone is in the document in Read mode and I try saving some changes, I get the following error:

"Your changes could not be saved to FILENAME.xlsx because of a sharing violation. Try saving to a different file"

If the person in read mode closes the document, I can save the changes.

Is this by design or can I do anything to get round this?
Other users are based at other sites so I have to ring round to several offices asking who has the spreadsheet open and to close it!

Any help appreciated,


A:Excel 2007: Sharing violation error

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I often get this message when trying to move or delete files. Sometimes shutting ZoneAlarm would make it stop, but not always. Like, for instance, today I tried to rename a directory I copied from a CD given to me by my friend. The directory name was in russian...

Sorry if this question is too vague, but I don't know what other useful information I can give.


A:'There has been a sharing violation'...

that error means that another program is using the file you are moving or deleting. if you delete a file that a prog is using it may cause the prog not to function correctly. as long as any prog is using a file it will not let you modify it in any way

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I have an .exe file that I am trying to delete from a game and it's not going anywhere. I've uninstalled the game, but this file remains.

It says "cannot delete X: There has been a sharing violation. The source or destination file may be in use.

This file isn't being used or shared. I can't seem to get rid of it. What should I do?

A:Sharing Violation

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My boss is complaining that he has many empty folders that he cannot delete, he gets a sharing violation error. I know this is because another application wants to keep this file/folder but is there a way to get rid of these things? Nothing is running in the background. Thanks.

A:Sharing Violation

Boot up into safe mode and delete them.

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I run some dos programs from windows and on one particular

program an error message keeps coming up Sharing violation

on drive C: abort,retry,quit Can anyone help..I've run

windoctor from norton utilities Thanks Pasco

A:sharing violation

Is there any indication of the file that is causing the sharing violation? It normally occurs when more than one application is trying to access a file that is open exclusively by another program. Trying to use an application that is not meant to be a multi-user app.

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Hi guys,

I am really hoping someone can help me on this...

Background - three users constantly receive the "Your changes could not be saved to 'file name.xls' because of a sharing violation. Try saving to a different file". It then changes the file name to a random alphanumeric name.

These normally happen to MS Office files (particularly Excel) sitting on a network file server and have been left opened overnight.

When this happens, we can see that the user will have multiple sessions open on the file server under Computer Management > Shared Folders > Sessions and one of those sessions will have an "Idle time" of almost the same amount of time when the next session starts. For example, if they have two sessions, one session will be have an Idle time of 9.04 hours and the second session would have a connected time of 9.04 hours. Both sessions have files open and normally when we see this "Idle time", it will lead to sharing violation errors.

Things we have done:
1. Turn off autodisconnect in the registry on the File server
2. Disable AV (Kaspersky AV 6.0) scanning on the folder where the file resides on the File Server
3. Disable AV on the client PC
4. Added KeepConn registry setting on the client PC
5. Updated NIC drivers on the client PC
6. Set NIC settings to never power off to save power

1. Could our backups be causing it? - we are running Veritas Backup Exec 9.1 with AOFO set to Microsoft VSS for backup on the file serve... Read more

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On two occasions when I've gone to Save an open Excel file I use daily Win 7 returns a file sharing violation saying it being used by someone else when I have the only account on the PC. I then get various silly errors saying it will save the file under a different name etc. If I ignore all of this and carry on saving it successfully saves under the original file name. Any ideas or just another Win 7 bug? This is a full Win7 Pro release

A:File sharing violation

antivirus scanning your excel file while you're working on it? macro's enabled?

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I am a relative novice with computers. I have a Compaq Presario and Windows ME. My problem is that I have a file on desktop that I can't get to delete. The error message is: "There has been a sharing violation. The source or destination file may be in use."

I started having problems when I went to website to try to get rid of pop-ups and now I have them out the ying-yang, including some very tasteless ones. Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.

A:Sharing violation error!!!


Welcome to TSG!!

Sounds like you have a spyware problem going on

Go here and get some help for you device.

Post back with your results and tell us what worked for you.

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So I downloaded two exe files from Firefox, one of which is apparently not a valid Win32 application, and the other of which encounters illegal operations upon startup.

Both respond negatively to a virus scan.

However, when I try to delete them, that pesky warning box pops up and tells me that they are being used by another application.

I booted in safe mode to try to delete them and only system processes were running. Yet both still encountered file sharing errors...any idea how to delete the files?

I have Windows XP SP2

A:Chronic File sharing Violation

Pocket KillBox DL http://www.downloads.subratam.org/KillBox.zip

Double-click on Killbox.exe to run it. In the "Paste Full Path of File to Delete" box, copy and paste the following:
paste the full path and file names here
Now put a tick by Delete on reboot.
Click on the button with the red circle with the X. It will ask for confirmation. Click yes repeat on all of the files on the last one click yes twice

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I'm using Excel 2000 and created a report for 12 plus users to share over the network (please see attached report). Once I get the total for each user for a given month, I also want to combine all users' total for the department for that month, and a total for the quarter and for the year. I also get error and a lot of temp file created after user saved their work (please see attached report).

Thanks in advance for your help!


A:Temp file (sharing violation)


Don't see an attached file .. Is it actually shared, by choosing the share workbook option? Or is it just accessed from multiple users over a Workgroup or LAN? Please define your network, workbook, and any other relevant details.

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I have a user that gets a sharing violation error when saving an excel spresdsheet. Below is the email he sent me.

"Error message say;

"New_HKK PSI.xlsへの変更は、共有違反のため保存されませんでした。別のファイルに保存して下さい。"

It means;
Change of New_HKK PSI.xls was not saved due to sharing violation. Plase save it as different file.

Then, file named 30AE0900 has been created in the same folder. "

The file is located on a data server, and he is the only person that has access to it. I don't understand why he would have an error or how to fix it. He is using Office 2003 and XP Pro.

Thanks in advance.

A:Sharing Violation error when saving

Have the user save the file locally (Save As...), and then try copying the file back to the location on the server. Also check the share on the file server, and close any open files that may exist. It's possible the user rebooted the machine or shut it down, and the server thinks the file is still "open".

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Hello everyone,

New to this forum, and really hope I can sort my issue as this is incredibly frustrating me now as I am unable to install most programmes. I recently de-fragged my HD to see if it would improve the performance of my computer.. (Not much change). However whenever I install new software onto my computer, I get a message stating:

'A sharing violation has occurred whilst accessing.. etc etc (And then points to the file)' This path directory can change quite a few times, I've even checked this file and it is shared..?

I use my computer for Flight Simulator so have lots of software to install every now and again, but with this error message it's slowing down the process and not allowing me to install such programmes.

I have Windows Security Essentials running and have excluded my FSX location on the C: drive but it's still giving me these errors when installing programmes.

It is weird because if I say ok to the error, the installation does not complete, but if I load up the installer again then it will sometimes install ok.

I will add this happens to many programmes/installations so I think it's an OS issue somewhere, not programme related.

I really hope I can fix this.

Many thanks!

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I cannot search for data in excel 2013. This is new issue. I do notice that in the find window there is an entry for Preview* in the box next to format in the options window that I have never seen before. I get the message cannot find what you are looking for but I know it is there because I am looking at it.

This is new issue. Worked until last night when I was doing a sort and had to make all merged cells uniform in size. Now I can sort but cannot find.

Have closed and reopened excel, but it did not correct problem.

A:Solved: Excel search does not work Excel 2013

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I am trying to pull a dashboard view from a "Tracker". Given below is the formula that I used:

=COUNTIFS('KT Tracker'!$T$2:$T$138,$C$2,'Tracker'!$U$2:$U$138,"<="&TODAY()+7,'Tracker'!$L$2:$L$138,'Monthly Dashboard'!$B17,'Tracker'!$AF$2:$AF$138,'Monthly Dashboard'!$A$13,'Tracker'!$AD$2:$AD$138,"<>Cancelled")

This perfectly works fine in my laptop that has excel 2013 but when I email this to my team who have Excel 2010, they only see zeros. We have checked all options like enabling Automatic Calulcation of Formula, removing all named ranges in the sheet etc., but it is just not working.

Can you please help ? This is a bit urgent and I need to present this for a meeting tomorrow.
Appreciate your help and thanks in advance !!!

A:COUNTIFS working in Excel 2013 but not in Excel 2010

It might be something to do with "<>cancelled"

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Blow Error is happening when using Drive File Stream drive and folders.

MS Excel 2016
Your changes could not be saved to "g:\my drive...." because of a sharing violation. Try saving to a different file.

Similar problems happening in Word as well.

All other programs are saving properly.

Excel and Word save new files properly but when working on an existing file and I press save then the file is not saved and the error pops up and I have to save under a new file. Excel creates a temporary file with random #'s e.g.: 7A4764

I looked online and Microsoft said that I need modify/delete privileges to be able to save to "network drives" I've given full admin privileges to all user accounts and still the same issue.

Everything was working fine until 3 days ago when Windows had a security

I've uninstalled the Windows Updates. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling MS Office and no luck. I've uninstalled Drive File Stream and installed a new version and still no luck. I tried creating a new user account on the same computer and tried running DFS on there and tried saving there and no luck.

I'm running Windows 10 64 bit and MS Office 2016.

I'm currently using Back up & Sync and Office is saving using Google Drive folder.

Please advise on a fix.

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Need assistance on the below Excel issue.

When we open excel file, other minimised excel files get maximised, help me with the resolution.

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Is anyone good at using excel? I need help with making an input box that will allow me to enter numbers, And these numbers will automatically register with my other work sheets in my work book.

A:Excel 2013

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Hi, I have a desktop win7 32 bit OS and installed MS Office 2013. I can print from ms word and other word application accept for excel. Every time I press print a message pops up saying "no printer found". I also cannot set the brother mfc 8910 printer to default printer, it displays a message "operation terminated"

How can I get excel to print and have the printer set as default?
Also I want to know where I can go to see the details / specs of ms office suit that indicates 64 / 32 bit?

A:ms excel 2013 not printing.

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Excel 2013 can't be opened on my Windows 8.1 laptop, can any Microsoft specialist help me?

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That?s new to me and can?t find any answers on the web. The attached snip is from a workbook I made a few months back and all was ok but now as you can see the first row looks like its missing because there are labels on that row which I can?t see.

In addition, the heavy vertical black lines are not mine (when I click on them it says ?Oval Object #...? and there are 2 vertical rectangles which are not mine either.

The only explanation I can give is perhaps an update from MS change all that

If I copy this workbook as an Excel.xls and view it on my other laptop which has Excel 2000 all is normal and copying this normal workbook and open it with my Excel 2013 the same strange things happen again

Any idea how I can recover my original

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I'm trying to open an add in in excel 2013 and I keep getting this message
Compile error
The code in this project must be updated for use on 64 bit systems
Please review and update Declare statements and then mark them with the PtrSafe attribute
I have no clue what to do

A:Excel 2013 error

Most likely you have Office 2013 64 bits installed and the add-in only works on Office 2013 32 bits!

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Hi Guys,

Let me start off by stating that I'm still trying to learn all the juicy functions you can do with Excel, and I've just gotten myself a little project where I think I can learn but I need some kind of help from you guys.

Basically what I'm trying to do is somehow automate a creation of a report via excel, first method I thought of was to use macros, but since the data that'll be included in the report will be on a different cell each time, macro might not work as I imagined it to be, then I thought of the IF function, I have not yet tried doing that, but would that work? Can you please share your thoughts? Ask me any additional info and i'll try to explain it as simple as I can.


A:[HELP] Programming in Excel 2013

Your description is entirely too vague in order for anyone to offer any kind of help. Can you be more specific as to what kind of a report you want to generate and what data you will be using?

Perhaps you could post a sample of the worksheet with the data and a sample of what you want the report to look like.

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I just installed Windows 10 on everyone's laptop here and now I have a bunch of users that their Excel will ocassionally not save or will have graphics issues.  I have tried several suggestions, such as checking their .com add-ins, updating their DisplayLink, and trying to use it in safe mode.  Nothing has been able to fully fix it.  Has anyone else experienced this?  I have heard that Microsoft knows about the issue but has no fixes for it, but I have heard/read that so much that I just don't want to fully believe it.  If anyone has seen this and found a fix can you please help?  Thanks in advance!

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I use quite often the Excel drawing tools for basic wiring diagrams and I find very annoying the format menu.
So a draw a simple line, then I click on format menu to select the color and again to select the line thickness.
Is there any initiation file or similar I can set the default color / line thickness?

A:Excel 2013 Drawing Tools

Why are you using Excel, there are so many other programs out there most are even free!

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Upon opening Excel Office 2013 instantly it configures my Aero setting to BASIC in Windows 7 Professional and then when you close the exit Excel it reverts back to AERO, what gives?  Can this be fixed?

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how to email a excel sheet or excel workbook direct from excel ?tell me the steps.. all of excel 2007,2010,2013.

A:help about excel 2007,2010,2013 all.

Send as an Attachment>

will send the work book , which will use your default email client on the PC

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I have a Toshiba P855 with 16GIGS of memory and Office 2013. I have been on the phone with Microsoft for 13 months complaining about how Excel 2013 Office Pro keeps crashing randomly. At first they told me my macro was corrupt. I knew it wasn't because it runs all day long on office 2010 on my desktop which has Windows 7 it was on and off with them for weeks and hours and they finally said that it has to be something wrong with my laptop. It will crash sometimes when I go to copy and paste simple task on a new spreadsheet without any Macros or no conditional formatting and it is real pain in the butt. When it does crash I can load that same file to my memory stick, open it on my desktop, close it, re open on my Toshiba Office 2013 and it runs for a while.

Is there ANYTHING that can be causing this from the laptop drivers or other programs. I'm at a lost and feel Microsoft once again is giving me the run around. It gives me different crash reports within excel too so they are not always for the same reason it crashes but when it crashes anything I have open within excel crashes too. It's ONLY excel that crashes. No other programs and my lap top is fine. It is NOT my anti virus. It will crash when I try and cut and paste ONE CELL

Things I have done, repair 3 times, removed and re installed twice, removed all add ons, changed printer spool, bring up in safe mode, reloaded graphics drivers, spoke to Toshiba, BTW Microsoft says its Toshibas fault and Toshiba says its Microsof... Read more

A:Excel 2013 has been crashing for over a year, HELP!!! Tried everything

Hi larbec7.

Read this MS website concerning your problem. Be sure to follow the link shown in the Answer section as it give a lot more info. See if there is anything there that helps you.

Excel 2013 is crashing sometimes with error 0xc0000005 - Microsoft Community

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Windows 7 & Excel 2013 2GB RAM
When I begin typing into a cell, even just the = sign, it stays blank for 2-3 seconds. Seriously !
Any idea what could be causing this? It's like watching grass grow.

A:Excel 2013 freezes and hesitates

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Hi All,

So recently I've been having trouble with numerous Excel Spreadsheets on Excel 2013/2010

Issues have included excel freezing, taking a long time to open multiple (large) spreadsheets, copying and pasting taking 3 minutes or more.

Just to give some background; let me start by stating that the excel sheets in question are large in size with lots of links to external sources. I would also add that these spreadsheets where originally created on 2010 rather than 2013. My computer is also running on a corporate network for which i'am an admin.

However, the spec of the machine i'am using, in my opinion, should be more than capable of running these large sheets:

HP Z240
Xeon CPU 3.30GHz
Win 7 Pro

To remedy these problems i have tried numerous troubleshooting including:
Increasing the RAM to 32GB
Turning off protected view via GP
Installing Excel 2010 alongside 2013
Installing 2010 x32
Ensuring all macro's are enabled via GP
Rebuilding the box entirely (software)

None of these have resolved the issues.

I've now found that i have exhausted my knowledge on this issue and so, I'am reaching out to see if any one has any suggestions with how to fix this.

Any help anyone can provide is greatly appreciated!

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How to open the damaged. XLSX file 2013? The Microsoft Excel "Open and Restore" function doesn't help.

A:Excel xlsx file 2013

Hi, and welcome to TSF.

Try the solutions on this page; https://support.office.com/en-gb/art...a-801ddcd4ea53

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Hi, the problem is like this, worked in the Excel spreadsheet before closing saved, turned off the computer. Resuming work in the program it turned out that was gone, all the formulas again, before exiting the program kept((( prompt please, whether probably to recover the data?

A:Failed to start MS Excel 2013

Hi , try to restore using the backup. if this does not help try .xls files repair, you will find him here

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Some of my .xlsx files denied to open. One of them showed an error message: File format not valid. Another file not so important how first one. Has somebody know Excel repair ways for my file? Many thanks for everyone?

A:Excel 2013 file issue

I have also had Excel issues in Windows 8 and 10 with Office 365 and know others have, too. An online repair has helped me. Go into the control panel click programs/uninstall and select Office 365...change...online repair. If you have another version of Office let us know. 

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In Windows 8.1, I?m puzzled with the number format in Excel 2013. I write 24000 and the cell shows 240, or I write 10 and the cell shows 0.1

The format cells / number does not have anything to change the format to see the number I type

How can I change the numbers format to see what I write?

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Running Windows 8.1 and Office 2013. Have a Canon 4370dw Laser Printer connected to my desktop via USB. Have a Brother MFC-J475dw inkjet connected wirelessly to the network. Default printer is the Canon. Here's the problem:

Word - In print dialogue, I can choose to print from either the Brother or Canon with no issues
Notepad - Same. Can choose whichever printer I like
Excel - Can see the Brother printer and it's online. When I click the Brother printer to select it, the Canon stays selected. It simply won't switch to the Brother although the printer dialogue box appears exactly the same in Excel as it does in Word.

Have run printer troubleshooting. Have re-installed Brother drivers and software. Have searched the web for a solution or someone that has had same problem. No luck. Any suggestions on what I can try next or what the problem might be? I'm surprised since I'm assuming that Word and Excel use the same printing module / dll.


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I was wondering if anyone knows a cure all or a way to fix Office 2013 excel from freezing up.  MS is useless LOL, I have re installed and repaired several times.  I can do a simple cut and paste sometimes or even just want to add a coulmn and it locks up and reboots

A:Office 2013 Excel freezes up way too often

How much RAM do you have? I didn't see your system specs.

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I am trying to tie one cell into a formula that is being pasted into multiple rows.
I know you can use $ to keep the cell consistent but it doesn't seem to be working.

So if the value is in c9 and then first row gets c9 then the new row gets c10 etc... I need it to be c9 throughout the column.

A:Excel 2013 - how to keep a formula consisten

You use $C9 to keep the column consistent, C$9 to keep the row consistent and $C$9 to keep the cell consistent. Are you doing that and it's not working?

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I have a g700 laptop and wants to know why F4 & F2 doesn't work as usually with Excel 2013
Is there any possibility to find the same functionnality as I had with Excel 2010 before ?
Thanks for your quick answer 
Moderator Note; subject edited.

A:G700 f4 problem with Excel 2013

Hi alainbrizault,
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
I?m glad to inform you that the F4 & F2 will perform the same functions in Excel 2010 as well as 2013, below are links to check the Keyboard shortcuts in Excel 2010 & 2013:

Keyboard shortcuts in Excel 2010
Keyboard shortcuts in Excel 2013

Do post us back for further queries.
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar

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Im in the process to make an Excel (2013) contacts address workbook and have all my contacts in Excel now. I would also like to have some kind of a V-card to be able to input new contacts and view existing ones. A typical V-card could be like the one I downloaded from here


I can make my own V-card but the problem I have is how to integrate the V-card to interact with the contacts database I now have.

Anyone can give me some help or perhaps provide an existing template?

A:Solved: Excel 2013 Contacts DB

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Please see the attached pic.

In the workbook I am working on in the pic there are 3 pages

page 1. is what looks like the main document that is worked in and it has a drop down menu that I would like to add vendors to a preexisting list (but I can not figure out how)

page 2. is a list of venders mot NOT all of which are in the drop down menu already (if I edit the list the changes do not effect the corresponding vendor that are already listed in the dropdown menu on page1)

page 3. named "sheet 1" seems to be blank and have no function

** in the picture you can see that I highlighted the "VENDOR:" drop-down and right bellow that I am showing the data validation for that drop-down.

I would really like to be able to edit this drop-down list.

Can someone please point me in the right direct?

Let me know if you need any further information!

Thanks a million!

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We work with an excel sheet with multiple colleagues, This workbook is protected on some columns/fields and the workbook is shared.

Now we have several columns that keep changing it's cell properties. For instance:
Column: License Plate, this should have the property general, but every morning a colleague has to manually change it from date to general again, next morning the same thing.

This colleague has first removed the protection and share, next changed the column property and next put the protection and share on again. In my opinion the right procedure.

Does anyone have an idea what could be causing this?

Thanks in advance,

A:Excel 2013 cell properties

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I hope I have the right forum. I created a drop down list in excel 2013 but I want to link specific data to each selection in the dropdown box to be displayed in other boxes on the spreadsheet. I have the dropdown list on a separate sheet from where I store the data to be displayed.
select 1 and populate a,b,c,d
select 2 and populate e,f,g,h
select 3 and populate I,j,k,l
something like
sales area/     employees
south/             Bob, Jane, Russ
North /            Jeff. Carl, Pat
West/             Richard, Matt, Josh
When I pick South I want the corresponding employees to be displayed..
I want to link 5 items to the drop down list selection. The data is arranged in a row (left to right) but I have the display boxes arranged in columns (top to bottom). I can change that if need be. only one dropdown box will be used.
I have used excel before but still a novice at most of the more intermediate functions.
I hope that makes sense 

A:excel 2013 drop down lists

I think you should be able to achieve this with the "vlookup" function.
VLOOKUP function

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Does anyone know how to do this?

A:How to Normalize data in Excel 2013

Define "normalize".
even better. Take a screen shot of what you see and explain what it is you want.

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I was wondering if anyone knows a cure all or a way to fix Office 2013 excel from freezing up.  MS is useless LOL, I have re installed and repaired several times.  I can do a simple cut and paste sometimes or even just want to add a coulmn and it locks up and reboots

A:Office 2013 Excel freezes up way too often

How much RAM do you have? I didn't see your system specs.

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