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Hi :)
Ahah, just found this message!  Thank you Steve :)  

No the weird thing is that if i stay on the same computer and try to reopen the file using the same 
OS then it opens fine and allows me to edit.  It's only when a different OS is used that the file 
only opens as Read-Only

I can't see a lock-file in the folder that the document is in and i can't remember the other place 
lock-files get stored.  
Thanks and regards from
Tom :)  

From: Steve Edmonds <>
To: Tom Davies <> 
Cc: "Users@Global.LibreOffice.Org" <Users@Global.LibreOffice.Org> 
Sent: Wednesday, 7 November 2012, 17:15
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] locked in other OS

On 2012-11-08 00:57, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)

When i save a file onto my company's network and then reopen it (still in Ubuntu) it all works 
fine.  When my boss opens the file in Windows an error-message pops-up saying that he can only 
open a copy or in Read-Only mode.  It's closed on my machine but his one claims it's still open. 
 Then my boss changes the name, edits the document, saves and closes.  Then when i open the new 
version of the document it tells me i can only open in Read Only (or a copy)!

It does have a slight advantage in that it forces my boss to effectively make backups and i am 
gradually encouraging a standard versioning system other than
in roughly random order and sometimes without the filename part so folders end up full of 
documents that could be about anything.  Draft does not always come first and may even be the 
final and revised might be a revised draft or just be a draft.  Hence frequent shouts of "so 
which one am i supposed to open?".  It's slow going but at least we seem to make occasional 
steps forwards.

So, i am not sure i really want to fix the problem but it's one of the excuses some of my 
colleagues use to revert to inferior products instead of going with LO.

Regards from
Tom :)

Are lock files left behind in the folder with the files you edit. I 
noticed yesterday that after working on a file on the server the lock 
file remained after I closed the file I was editing. 

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