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How do I open files with the spreadsheet application? [closed]

asked 2012-10-02 07:40:22 +0200

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I used the libreoffice spreadsheet application to create a file. I saved the file in odt format. I can now no longer open the file with libreoffice.

When I attempt to open it, I get an error message indicating that an unknown user has locked the file.

I am then given a choice to open the file in read only mode, which is pointless to me because I want to edit the file.

How can access the file from libreoffice, and prevent the files from being locked?

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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by Alex Kemp
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Sorry, did not quite understand. You actually save the file in ODT (Open Document TEXT) or is it in ODS (Open Document Spreadsheet)?

JohnSUN gravatar imageJohnSUN ( 2012-10-02 07:55:57 +0200 )edit

Open file in read only mode and after that Save as... with new name in desired format.

Timon gravatar imageTimon ( 2012-10-02 08:29:43 +0200 )edit

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answered 2012-10-02 08:53:16 +0200

Jean-Baptiste FAURE gravatar image

My guess is that you who opened this file, but:

  1. you did not set your personal data in menu Tools > Options > LibreOffice > User Data (it suffice to enter your name). As a consequence LO does not know who is editing the file
  2. LO crashed and the lock-file has not been removed
  3. When you try to reopen your file, LO see the lock-file and thinks that the file is already open, but it does not know by whom.

In such a situation, if you had set your personal data, LO would propose you a third choice: open the file anyway.

How to solve the problem at the moment?

  1. configure your file manager to show hidden files
  2. remove the file named .~lock.<filename># where filename is the name of your file
  3. restart LO and set your personal data
  4. enjoy :-)
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