Case 1: The Shared Workbook Is Open in Microsoft Quick ViewThis behavior occurs if the file you are saving or closing is open in Microsoft Quick View. Quick View is a program that is included with Microsoft Windows 98. Quick View allows you to view a document without opening it in the program that was used to create the document.
NOTE: If you open a shared file in Excel, set the file attributes to read-only (from the folder window that contains the file) while the file is still open, and then save or close the file, the error message appears.
Case 2: Another User Has Opened the Shared WorkbookThis behavior occurs when you save a shared workbook and another user has already opened the workbook. The error message may also appear if you share a file while another user is opening the file because sharing a file requires that you save it.
Method 1: The Shared Workbook Is Open in Microsoft Quick ViewClose the file in Quick View before you attempt to save the shared workbook.
Method 2: Another User Has Opened the Shared WorkbookWait a few minutes and save the file again. The number of minutes to wait depends on the size of the file and how long it takes to open the file. As soon as the file is opened on the other user's computer, you can successfully save the file without receiving the error message.
Article ID: 129276 - Last Review: Jan 23, 2006 - Revision: 1