Support for docx with password?

Are there any plans to fully support this format?

Just tried this again with 4.1. Writer now opens the files but then, without warning, removes then password protection - this is much worse than not supporting it at all!

Possibly related question: Cannot open password protected XLSX file

@Olmy – you’ll need some karma so you can post comments on Answers…

qubit hits you with his sceptre of +10 karma

there…that should do it :slight_smile:

hey I’ve forgotten the password to a password protected document on my laptop it there a way to still open it and edit it without entering in the password key?

Yes, of course!

Hi @Olmy,

I don’t have any password-protected DOCX files, so I can’t test this functionality for you, but I agree with @rrbd and believe that LO is aiming to support this functionality.

First thing I suggest you do is grab the latest release and test your files with it. We’ve made a lot of improvements and fixed a lot of bugs in LO 4.0, so it might just work!

If your files still aren’t opening, please file a bug about this problem. Make sure to describe exactly what isn’t working with the DOCX format, and if possible, provide a couple of examples of files (please remove any personal information before uploading them). The QA team will be happy to help you track down this issue!

Please post a link to any bugs you file in a comment below using the format “fdo#123456”.