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Password Protection settings not saved in Calc [closed]

asked 2016-09-15 17:36:08 +0200

WoofGrrrr gravatar image

updated 2020-07-09 13:37:49 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I just updated to on Windows 10.

When I password-protect (File->Properties->Security->Protect..) an .xls file and save it, then close Calc, but when I open it again, I am not asked for the password. When I go to File->Properties->Security->Protect again, the "Protect..." button is there (Not "Unprotect...",) and when I click on it, there are no (obscured) passwords on the Password dialog that opens.

I also note that, when I click "OK" on the Password dialog, the "Record changes" checkbox on the Properties dialog always gets checked, even though I have NOT checked "Open file read-only" or "Record changes". When I then un-check "Record changes" the "Unprotect..." button changes back to "Protect..."

I have successfully password-protected files with past versions of LO, and when I open them with, I am asked for the passwords.

What am I missing here?

Am I doing something wrong, or is this just broken?

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answered 2016-09-15 17:41:56 +0200

WoofGrrrr gravatar image

updated 2016-09-15 17:42:47 +0200

Okay, I figured out how to password protect a file again...

I have to use "File->Save as...", not "File->Save" or the "Save" button, and click "Save with password" on the "Save As" dialog.

Apparently, "File->Properties->Security->Protect" does something different???

This is too confusing.

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