Excel document error when trying to "Edit Anyway" on a pre-set read-only file

Copper Contributor

When opening up an Excel file in SharePoint Online, that is pre-set to be read-only, there is an option in Excel to "Edit Anyways" as it's read-only and "To prevent accidental changes, the author has set this file to open as read-only".


When clicking this "Edit Anyways" button, the following error comes up:

"We're having trouble connecting to the server. If this keeps happening, contact your help desk."


This happens when opening the file in Excel Online, and Excel in-app.


Any ideas?

Thank you

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