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Does LibreOffice support Excel password-protected files when they are read-only? [closed]

asked 2012-02-29 22:55:45 +0200

TiriPon gravatar image

updated 2015-08-28 18:46:13 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Is it possible to get a password prompt when opening a password protected Excel file (read-only)?

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answered 2012-03-03 17:13:10 +0200

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Yes, LibreOffice supports all xls protections (Sheet, Workbook, Password to Open, Password to Modify)
I tested this in LO version 3.5.1.1 under Windows XP Pro x86 SP3

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Pedro, thanks for pointing out the exact version you used. It'd be extra helpful if you used the latest stable release when testing answers here, unless a feature only exists on a pre-release - most users won't be using a pre-release.

MagicFab gravatar imageMagicFab ( 2012-03-04 15:56:30 +0200 )edit
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answered 2012-05-04 17:30:02 +0200

Windows 7 and Calc seems to be unable to deal with read-only files. I need to have the writable file available on the Windows 7/Calc machine and have XP/Excel 2000 users be able to read-only the same file. Not working! Have tested a number of times, even my tech support consultant tried to fix this. Not working yet. Anyone know the secret here? Thanks for your help.

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