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Also, don’t expect lightning-quick responsiveness from the sheet. The records on the Salesperson
sheet seem to unroll in stages as you scroll down the page. As a result it may take a while for all the
data to kick in.
In any case, all these limitations raise the obvious question: What if I need to do more with the
workbook? What if I need to add a chart or PivotTable to the mix, so that I can display these objects to
my virtual colleagues viewing the workbook in their browser?
The answer lies in the Open in Excel option, which appears in two—really two-and-a-half—
places, either after you’ve opened the workbook in the Web App (Figure 10-7):
Figure 10–7. The Open in Excel option
or after you’ve clicked Edit in Browser (Figure 10–8):
Figure 10–8. An alternative route to the Open in Excel option
The half place? If you click the File tab in either of the above views, a drop-down menu likewise
r e v e a l s Ope n i n Exce l , too. Wha te v e r y ou cl i ck , Exce l fl a she s a fe w pr ompts a t y ou, on e of whi ch a sk s
you if you trust the download source—because what you’re really doing is downloading the workbook
temporarily back to your PC. Once the smoke clears, you’re brought back to Excel—the original Excel,
the one commanding your hard drive. Once here, you can sound all of Excel’s bells and whistles—do
whatever you want on the sheet, and then save the workbook. When you do, another prompt lets you
know that the workbook is being routed back to the cloud. At this point your browser window turns
blank (Figure 10-9):
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