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What causes a Writer .odt document to become locked for editing and how can it be unlocked?

asked 2015-02-26 21:58:31 +0200

tenntexj gravatar image

I have discovered that some writer documents I created in the past I can no longer edit because when I open them they say they are locked for editing. I did nothing intentionally to cause this. I need to know how to stop this from happening and how to unlock those affected documents.

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answered 2015-02-27 02:00:59 +0200

ROSt52 gravatar image

Are these file attached to emails? If so remove them.
LibO has a security function to not allow editing when a file is attached to an email.

If not attached to an email, open file and save with a new name. Please make sure that you don't save files with password for read only.

If problem persists, I would reset my user profile. For details please refer to:

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it does not work for me

Shawn Le gravatar imageShawn Le ( 2017-09-14 03:19:59 +0200 )edit
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