Before you go ahead and release your workbook into the wild, you may want to perform a few last-minute tasks (things like giving your spreadsheet a descriptive name, checking whether it's encrypted, and so on). Excel helps you out by grouping some of the most common collaborative-prep tools in backstage view. To see them, choose File→Info (Figure 25-1).
The following sections walk you through the most important options in the File→Info page and show you how they can prepare your spreadsheet for a wider audience.
The only section you won't consider is the Versions section, which lets you recover old versions of a workbook after you make changes. This feature, which doesn't have anything to do with document sharing, is discussed on AutoRecover.
Figure 25-1. Before your workbook goes out the door, you may want to consider switching on document protection, scouring your spreadsheet for potential issues, and changing its properties. File→Info page in backstage view is a springboard for all of these tasks.
The File→Info page is split into several sections, each with a large button. The first button, named Protect Workbook, helps you to prevent other people from changing things they shouldn't in your workbook.
When you click the Protect Workbook button, a menu pops up with a list of options. You've seen some of these options in previous chapters. ...