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asked 2012-07-10 23:34:34 +0100

Karl gravatar image

My doc files open in libreoffice write as read only, and I have not been able to find any way of editing them. "Help" said to use the "edit" button, but that doesn't give me the availability. I still get the message, "Readonly content cannot be changed, no modifications will be accepted." I tried "save as" with a different name, but it still opens as "read only". I need more help.

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answered 2013-01-28 22:21:36 +0100

qubit gravatar image

Hi @Karl,

As you've already mentioned, the Edit Button can be used to allow editing of Read-only documents. There's a much better explanation (with pictures) of how it works here:

There are a number of different things that could be going wrong on your system. Could you please grab a new build and see if the problem still exists in the newest version of LO? Thanks!

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answered 2012-11-19 19:55:48 +0100

I have the same problem. I am using Mac OS X 10.8.2 and Libreoffice Version (Build ID: e29a214) It seems as if I write a new document, save it, and do not look at it for several weeks, it converts itself to Read only. I can find no way to change it back, and as the original poster noted I can find nothing in the Edit menu that helps. (The Help document says "Use the Edit File icon to activate or deactivate the edit mode." but I can find nothing there that does anything useful.)
Can someone please tell us what is happening and how to correct it?

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I'm Mac OS 10.15.4 and having the same issue with read only. Is this a Mac Security issue? I've just installed 7.0, but it was happening on the previous version.

IMAWriter gravatar imageIMAWriter ( 2020-08-20 21:50:59 +0100 )edit

answered 2012-07-12 01:24:12 +0100

m.a.riosv gravatar image

What is your Operating System and LibreOffice version? Where you open the files?.

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