The reason for this document not working correctly has nothing to do
with LO and it's capabilities or lack thereof. Brian covered a number of
work arounds, but the primary one for it not working and the supposedly
editable fields, if we all observe correctly, is that the document opens
from the web, in LibreOffce as a "Read Only" form, no way in hell it
will allow input in this state. And I have just tried it on my wife's
laptop running MS Office 2010, it does the same i.e. "Read Only". This
is the fault or intent of the webmasters with this document. And I
tested this in both Linux and Windows on my system with LO.
So again Brian has covered what one can do, and I was able to save it to
my drive as a .docx and open it fine in a now non-read only state and
fill it in, and then save it as a .docx IN LO.
On 07/08/2013 06:02 PM, Brian Barker wrote:
At 07:28 07/08/2013 -0700, Gilles Noname wrote:
LibreOffice Write is unable to let me fill this form:
Apparently, it's filled with macros. Does someone have an idea how
to fill this?
One solution: open it in Microsoft Word (apologies to those who see
these as dirty words!), save it as .doc instead of .docx, and open
that in LibreOffice (perhaps then saving that as .odt). I'll send you
the result. You may need to readjust the vertical spacing.
While you are at it, you might want to explain to the originators:
1) they ought not to be requiring their customers to have particular
proprietary software available,
2) they could make life easier anyway by distributing as .doc instead
of .docx, and
3) being in Northern Ireland (part of the UK), they should be
providing documents in the international standard A4 format, not the
Letter format used by a very few non-standard countries.
I trust this helps.
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