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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Post by Tony R » Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:57 pm

iann wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:25 pm
Has the Excel file been saved in a strange state? It opens with a hyperlink dialog over the screen. In Linux at least, this can't be closed because the sheet is read-only. Inconvenient, have to save a copy first and turn off read-only.
Works fine for me, iann, but then I am using Windows and Firefox and by default choose to save such files to my Downloads folder.
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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Post by Chris43 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:13 pm

Nothing odd about the file, Iann, just saved in the way that it has been for many years. I also use Windows 10, an older version of Excel 2010, Chrome for my browser (used to use Microsoft IE and then Edge), and have never seen a hyperlink superimposed. There isn't a hyperlink in the file, so it must have come somehow from your own system, I suspect. Sorry, I don't speak Linux though, but if you find there is something incompatible and there's something I can do, then please do let me know.

When I receive a file either as a result of a download, or as an email attachment, my system tells me it is read only until I tell the system that it is OK to open it for editing purposes. If I do, some security checking is done (I think) and it is then fine to edit, extract stuff etc. I don't specifically save it as read only.
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