Share workbook and track changes

Excel 2016 2013 2010 2007
With Excel built-in tools you can easily work together on workbooks and monitor who, when and what changes made. E.g., track project status and tasks.

   1.   Choose Tools -> Protection.

Protect in Excel 2003

   2.   Click Protect and Share Workbook... that brings up a dialog box with only one box you can check, to prevent those sharing the workbook from turning off change tracking.

Protect Shared Workbook in Excel 2003

You can enter a password that they'll have to know before they can do so.

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