Errr, it's probably an attachment that just needs to be downloaded/saved onto your machine first. Another way is to
open the file and then choose "Save As ..." to save the file onto your computer properly. Then the icon-bar
and stuff should become visible or stop being "greyed out".
From: M Henri Day <email@example.com>
To: Michael Hartigan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: "LibreOffice, users" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, 28 September 2013, 20:12
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] downloaded .doc file will only open as read-only
2013/9/28 Michael Hartigan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I have a job application in .doc format, which LibreOffice will only open
in read-only mode. I need to fill in the fields and send it back to my
prospective employer in .doc format. I have checked the file properties
and it is not a read-only file. I am using
Build ID: 89ea49ddacd9aa532507cbf852f2bb22b1ace28
and am running Windows 8.
Thank you for any help you may be able to provide.
Michael, have you tried copying the entire text of the document in
question with «Ctrl+A» and pasting it into a new document with «Ctrl+V» ?
That should allow you to fill in the required fields and therewith resolve
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