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Cannot remove protection from word document [closed]

asked 2012-09-14 21:50:32 +0100

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updated 2015-08-27 23:49:53 +0100

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When trying to remove protection from a word document we receive invalid password

The file was created and password protected in microsoft word. The file is a .doc. I open with writer, click on edit, enter the password and it says password incorrect, cannot be modified. I am using 3.6.1.2

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Please accept our sincere condolences and grieve with you. :-( Did you mean Writer?.. or indeed the Word? This file has been created in which version of the program? And - sorry for the stupid question, but I had to ask - are you sure that you enter the correct password? And CapsLock is Off?

JohnSUN gravatar imageJohnSUN ( 2012-09-14 22:49:59 +0100 )edit

Protected file have two passwords: first - to open, second - to change. Do you have both passwords?

Timon gravatar imageTimon ( 2012-09-15 19:59:44 +0100 )edit

The file was created and password protected in microsoft word. The file is a .doc. I open with writer, click on edit, enter the password and it says password incorrect, cannot be modified. I am using 3.6.1.2

B.Osborn gravatar imageB.Osborn ( 2012-09-17 19:51:03 +0100 )edit

Oh, I see what you mean! I tried to create a very hard protected document in Word and saw these messages when I opened it in LibO. But tell me, you can open the document as read-only to see its contents? Or you can't even that?

JohnSUN gravatar imageJohnSUN ( 2012-09-17 20:46:01 +0100 )edit

If you can open the document as read-only then you have two workarounds: 1) select all and copy-paste to new document or 2) save as ods with UNCHECKED "Save with password" in SaveAs dialog

JohnSUN gravatar imageJohnSUN ( 2012-09-17 20:54:24 +0100 )edit

Thanks for the reply. Yes it opens as read only.

B.Osborn gravatar imageB.Osborn ( 2012-09-17 23:35:51 +0100 )edit

It's good... And so? What about workarounds?

JohnSUN gravatar imageJohnSUN ( 2012-09-18 10:09:21 +0100 )edit

They worked

B.Osborn gravatar imageB.Osborn ( 2012-09-18 22:42:18 +0100 )edit

@JohnSUN – Please, could you post your workarounds as an answer. (So we can mark it as "correct".)

manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2013-01-30 11:46:40 +0100 )edit

OK. Done

JohnSUN gravatar imageJohnSUN ( 2013-01-30 12:20:55 +0100 )edit

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answered 2013-01-30 12:19:31 +0100

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updated 2013-01-30 12:33:56 +0100

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If you can open the document as read-only then you have two workarounds:

1) select all and copy-paste to new document

or

2) save as odt with UNCHECKED "Save with password" in SaveAs dialog

SaveAsODF

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