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Set Up Suite in Read-Only mode

asked 2018-11-06 20:45:02 +0200

WbaereIT gravatar image

We are running a Citrix/Terminal server (on MS Server 2016) and would like to set LibreOffice as a viewer only for all .doc/.docx files - .xls/.xlsx / .csv files are a plus.

The files are not hosted on the server - they are launched via links internal to another application. Having the documents saved in another format (.pdf) or changing the source attributes to read-only is not an option available to us.

I have been trying to manipulate registry keys like HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\LibreOffice.Docx\shell\open\command to include switches like -view -nologo and -headless to turn it into a viewer that will not allow editing, have little or no toolbars/sidebars, and no splash screen. Haven't had much success with the exception of the splash screen and thought I would ask the community before I totally hose the registry with a bunch of trial and error.

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answered 2018-11-07 08:48:23 +0200

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updated 2018-11-09 20:31:28 +0200

That can be determined per document. In the File>Properties menu, there in the tab "Security" you can change the check mark "Open file read-only". With the button "Protect" a password can be assigned. But it's not like that you could not crack it.

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Thanks ebot.

I am really looking for a universal solution that opens all .doc/.docx files in read-only as default, regardless of source or source properties. Essentially turning it into a reader/viewer with no editing capability.

WbaereIT gravatar imageWbaereIT ( 2018-11-09 20:03:31 +0200 )edit

answered 2018-11-13 09:49:15 +0200

There is no such functionality currently.

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