Wednesday, May 02, 2012 3:27 AM
Good afternoon everyone,
We've got a rather unusual need at the moment, whereby we wish to distribute a file, but retain some manner of control over it. The file in question is an Excel spreadsheet, and we need to distribute it over the course of a couple of weeks.
The users the file will be distributed to are not bound by corporate group policy, or using internal workstations, and will be using multiple platforms (some are OSX, some are Windows). They will each require their own version of this file to edit and showcase their modifications.
Thus far, all of my own ideas on how to address this have been thwart by the fact that none are platform agnostic - I've thought of using an Excel Macro to 'expire' the document, of using Terminal Services / APP-V via a VPN client to use a local file here but none would work on OSX. I'm aware that something like Google Docs might be able to address this need, but that's not where the company is at the moment.
Any wild ideas?
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 7:33 AMAnswerer
Depending on how complex your spreadsheet is, you could upload it to skydrive and use an approach like this...
Friday, May 11, 2012 3:49 AM
The problem here is that people need to edit their own versions of the spreadsheet and save them as well.