Answered By: Dean Riley
Last Updated: Jun 09, 2016     Views: 3813

I don't know your situation but you could try checking the title bar or somewhere at the top of the window. Usually, a file that cannot be edited shows "Protected View" at the top of the window. If so, click File | Save As and give it a name and then re-open that file. Sometimes, there is an Edit button. If you have to download it, be sure to save it on HBU's private cloud service ( or an email attachment so you don't lose your work.

Side notes: With the HBU cloud, you have 1 terabyte of space (yes, terabyte) available! There is an online version of Excel, too. You can work on an spreadsheet and can download it into regular Excel for more detailed work. It even has auto-save to help with those unpredictable power outages.