Sharepoint realtime updates for users with read only permissions (Excel)

Copper Contributor

We have an Excel document that only certain users can modify. All other users are in read only mode. However, those read only users are not seeing live changes as the document is modified.

Any suggested solutions or reasons for this problem.

Thank you, Community!


3 Replies

Hello @frankpat,


Is there any chance that the Excel file is checked out or encrypted?


More troubleshooting information can be found on the Troubleshoot co-authoring in Office site.


I hope this helps.



Neither of those apply. Thank you.

@frankpat found any solutions for this problem?