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How to view MS Word files with Security Classification? [closed]

asked 2013-02-27 19:33:03 +0200

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When I open the MS Word file with Writer it comes up with some SECURITY protection and we can not see it properly.

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Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by Alex Kemp
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answered 2013-02-28 05:08:17 +0200

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updated 2013-02-28 15:44:39 +0200

Hi @Maxim,


Okay, downloaded the file and took a look at it. A few notes:

  • The file is rendering a little better in Google Docs than in LO 4.0
  • The file is password-protected (when I clicked the 'Edit' button, I got a password prompt)

You're definitely going to want to file a bug about this document. At the very least, this is a good test case for compatibility with MS-Office.

I'm not sure what the devs think about bugs filed against write-protected documents. Any chance you have the password for it? That could help us solve the underlying problems more quickly.

Please post a link to any bugs you file in a comment below using the format "fdo#123456".


If the file is write-protected, you may need to click the 'Edit' icon:

If you're still stuck, try the workarounds here:

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@Maxim -- Did you file a bug for this document? Developers can look at the document if it's filed in Bugzill and triaged.

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answered 2013-02-28 07:51:46 +0200

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The problem is not with the password but with SPECIAL SECURITY feature that was activated by MS Word. For some reason Writer can not view the file properly because of this "security feature".

Please have a look a this file here and you will understand what I mean -

The file was created by NZ Customs.

Any ideas?

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