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Office Scripts can be shared with other users in your organization. When you share a script, you attach the script to the workbook, enabling other to view and run it.   

Important: Anyone who can edit a workbook can view and run its attached scripts.

Share your script in a workbook

You can use a script's Details page to share the script in a workbook. Your scripts are stored in your OneDrive. When you share one, you create a link to it in the workbook you have open.

  1. On the Automate tab, select the script you want to share from the gallery or the All Scripts list. Note that you can only share your own scripts. You might have access to other scripts that have been shared with you or built-in sample scripts that can’t be shared.

    Office Script gallery

    The Code Editor opens and displays the script you selected.

  2. On the Code Editor's More options (...) menu, select Share.

  3. Read the message about who can use the shared script, and select Share to proceed. In the script gallery, the script you shared now has a different icon. This indicates it has been shared in the workbook and can be run by anyone who can edit the workbook.

    Office Script gallery with a shared script

Notes: 

  • Shared scripts can be run by any user with write permissions to the workbook. Anything changed by the script is recorded as an edit by the person running the script, not the script’s owner.

  • Any updates you make to a shared script will automatically be shared with others. The script is updated when you save it. People using your script may need to reopen it if they have an old version open when you make a change.

  • An Office Script can only be shared within your organization. Scripts can't be shared to external users.  

  • You can also share a script by creating a button. For more information, see Create a button to run an Office Script.

Unshare a script

You can unshare any script in a workbook that you have open for editing. Note that if you unshare a script that you don't own, you can't add it back. The owner of the script will have to do it themselves.

  1. Select the script in the script gallery.

  2. On the Code Editor's More options (...) menu, select Stop sharing.

  3. In the Stop sharing in this workbook dialog, if you own the script, you can select Stop sharing in all workbooks. Be sure you want to stop sharing, because this can't be undone. To reshare the script, you'll have to manually share it in each workbook again. When you are ready, select Stop Sharing.

    The Stop sharing in workbook dialog

Note: To share your script with a specific person instead of sharing it in the workbook, go to your OneDrive > Documents > Office Scripts folder, and share the script file.

Allow a shared script to run

The first time you run a script that you don't own, the Run Permission dialog box opens. This asks whether to allow the script can view and edit the workbook. If you trust the author of the script, select Allow.

Run Permission dialog box for an Office script in Excel

Note: The first time you run a script, the Run Permission dialog also opens whenever the script is updated by another colleague in your organization.

See Also

Introduction to Office Scripts in Excel

Office Scripts settings in Microsoft 365

Create a button to run an Office Script

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