How to cancel a shared workbook? 

When you receive a shared workbook, some normal feature in Excel may not work, to make the workbook work successfully, you should cancel the shared workbook first as following screenshot shown. In this article, I will talk about how to quickly unshare a workbook.

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Cancel a shared workbook with Share Workbook feature


arrow blue right bubble Cancel a shared workbook with Share Workbook feature

To unshare a workbook, the following steps may help you, please do as this:

1. Open the workbook that you want to unshare, and then click Review > Share Workbook, see screenshot:

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2. In the b dialog box, uncheck the Allow changes by more than one user at the same time option under the Editing tab, see screenshot:

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3. Then click OK button, and in the prompt warning box, click Yes button, see screenshot:

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4. And then the shared workbook is canceled at once.


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    L · 2 years ago
    is there a way to have those features without un-sharing?
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    Fajar · 2 years ago
    Tx, it's very helpfull