Starting a Discussion Thread

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated January 13, 2014)

After you have connected to a discussion server, you can load a workbook and start a discussion thread. All you need to do is follow these steps:

  1. Click your mouse on the Insert Discussion About the Workbook tool on the Discussions toolbar. Excel displays the Enter Discussion Text dialog box.
  2. Enter your message subject and text in the spaces provided in the dialog box.
  3. Click on OK.

Your message is now posted on the discussion server. In addition, the Discussion pane appears at the bottom of your screen. Other people can now read and respond to your comments.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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