Attaching Excel file to dashboard


Is there anyway to attach an excel file to a dashboard where when you click the link or image it will download a copy instead of opening a web version. I want people to be able to click on the link and have a copy download and open so they can input data and the save this excel file and then attach it to a row using forms. Currently all I've been able to do is add the file as a shortcut but when people click on this it opens a web version of the file and if they put in any data it will stay there for the next person to see which is not acceptable

Thanks Ross