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How do you view someones pc screen live from another pc?

by Espajos / January 1, 2013 3:21 PM PST

Hi there,

I have an large excel spreadsheet that I need to go through in detail with a client. The client is in a different state, but the same country.

He needs to be able to view the spreadsheet while I go through and explain all the line items in detail (there are hundreds) and the formulas. We will communicate either via skype or via a phonecall.

Are there any free programs out there that we would both be able to download so he can view my computer screen live while I go through the spreadsheet?

Any help with this would be much appreciated.

Thanks,
Jay

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Not exactly as asked
by lacsr / January 1, 2013 9:40 PM PST
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Skype
by Jimmy Greystone / January 1, 2013 10:39 PM PST

Skype already has this function built in, and according to the website, it's free for a 1:1 conversation. If you need more than one person, you have to pay.

A good fallback option would be VNC. You can just get one of the free no-frills versions and couple that with a phone call. Just make sure to disable or uninstall VNC when you're done, otherwise it's a security hazard, same as any other remote access program.

You do have one final fallback however. Since you're using Excel, everything is laid out in a nice grid, so you can do this purely with a phone call and say "look at cell F52." You don't have to play a game of verbal pictionary: "Do you see something that looks like... It should be on the left part of the screen... No, in the window..."

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