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Hiding Download Option of Excel Web Access Web Part

Posted by Paul on January 19, 2015

In this article we can explore how to hide the download options of an excel web access web part.

In the previous article we have observed how to use an excel web access web part.

Advantages of Hiding

Following are the advantages of hiding:

· Prevent users from procuring your proprietary formulas & calculations

· Show a read-only view to the user

Download Options

Following are the download options available:


Download option allows downloading of entire file. In this way the entire excel workbook can be protected.

Download a Snapshot allows downloading of only values & formatting. In this way the proprietary formulas and calculations can be protected.

Prevent Download

Open the page in edit mode & choose the Edit Web Part option of the excel web access web part. Uncheck the option Open in Excel, Download, Download a Snapshot.


Save changes & Refresh the page. You should be seeing the Download options are hidden now.




In this article we have explored how to hide the download options of an excel web access web part.


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