this workbook cannot be edited because it contains the following features shapes or other objects

This SharePoint tutorial explains how to fix the error, this workbook cannot be edited because it contains the following features which come when you try to open an excel document in SharePoint 2010/2013.

The full error message is:
This workbook cannot be edited because it contains the following features: Comments, Shapes, or other objects.

To edit this workbook, open the workbook for viewing, select Save a Copy from the File tab, and edit the new copy.

this workbook cannot be edited because it contains the following features

this workbook cannot be edited because it contains the following features

This is a suggestion rather than a solution.

You could change the setting on the Document Library to open the files in the client application instead of opening via the web app.

Follow the below steps to do this:

Go to the Library setting, then click on Advanced settings from the General Settings as shown in the fig below:

this workbook cannot be edited because it contains the following features sharepoint

Then in the Advanced Settings page, Go to “Opening Documents in the Browser” section and there you can select the Open in the client application radio button as shown in the fig below:

this workbook cannot be edited because it contains the following features shapes or other objects

Next time it will open the file in the client application like an office.

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