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How to remove read-only from a doc?

asked 2015-12-11 03:19:49 +0200

1470rpb gravatar image

I never want read-only but my docs keep coming up with it. Why and how do I specify write enabled on the whole document?

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I have the same problem. Can anyone help?

Buster Boy gravatar imageBuster Boy ( 2017-07-09 23:56:55 +0200 )edit

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answered 2019-02-28 23:51:57 +0200

lserni gravatar image

I have just had the same problem on a Mac. The document remains locked even if saved as DOCX and moved to a Windows machine.

The culprit was this setting, weird as it looks.

Tools > Options > LibreOffice Writer > Compatibility > Protect Form

This behaviour is documented in the LibreOffice Wiki (which is where I found the tip).

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That helped, but once. If I save the document, the next time when I open again, it shows only read mode. That strangely happens only to docx file format.

OSS-user gravatar imageOSS-user ( 2019-05-28 09:34:30 +0200 )edit

No, it does not have any effect on my Ubuntu 20.04.

Henrik-R gravatar imageHenrik-R ( 2021-04-08 15:23:23 +0200 )edit

answered 2017-11-11 12:54:29 +0200

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  1. Quick cheat, useful if you upen really read-only file (mail attachment or url for example) - Menu: Edit - Edit mode
  2. If you open local file. Check you have write permissions and read-only flag not set for file.
  3. Read-only mode by default can be set in document properties (File - Properties - Security)
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