Excel – open as “ReadOnly” / Viewing by default

If you open Excel files from Sharepoint, they by default open in Edit mode.

This sadly means, that whenever people interact with the sheet – for instance by filtering, this filtering will be saved. Extreeeemely annoying.

This may very well not be what you want. Fortunately, you can still set you Excel file to open by default in “Viewing” mode.
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