Shared files: SAGA FAIL

Sharing a file is supposed to let several people open, work on, and update/save a file at the same time. A tall order, but somehow it’s always worked in Excel 2003.

However, 2007 just breaks. Claims it’s locked when opening. Saying ‘notify me when it’s unlocked’ gets it into shared status after a couple minutes, when it notifies you it’s unlocked. However, trying to save at that point locks up Excel for a couple minutes (during which you can see the standard title bar peeking out from behind the new style they put over it), and then tells you the file is locked. If it’s shared it can’t be locked, that’s the entire point.


(And yes, you can quote me on that.)