I made an online spreadsheet to calculate grades. I want my users to use it without Google Sheets showing it real-time to other users.

How do I do this?

It seems if I allow people to edit the document, users will see other people interacting with the spreadsheet.

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You cannot do this, but you can make it available to view, which will allow them to make a copy that they can then edit.

  • Oh. Do you know of other online applications that does what I want it to do?
    – Kel Reel
    May 18, 2012 at 14:06
  • The only thing I can think of is creating your own html form that will allow them to do the calculations. A form resembling something like an online mortgage calculator. May 18, 2012 at 14:09

You can try with SkyDrive if you want your users to use it without Google Docs showing it real-time to other users.

  • 3
    How does one have a Google Spreadsheet in SkyDrive, pray tell?
    – ale
    Sep 21, 2012 at 14:53

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