I saved a small (14 page) styled part of a large project as read-only to
against accidents while I did something else.
How did you do this? e.g.:
- saved the file, then from Windows Explorer set the "read only" attribute?
- set File > Properties > Security > "Open file as read-only" in
LibreOffice before saving the file?
- or something else?
Later wanting to check a
unchecked read-only and reopened the file.
As far as I'm aware, this should have worked - assuming you removed the
same option as you originally set. But again, what exactly did you do?
Yet it still opens as read-only
"styles and formatting" is grayed out. Does anyone know how this can happen
and how I can prevent it?
Usually, editing is disabled if the file is read-only when it's opened;
if the read-only attribute is changed while the file is open, it does
not affect the editing options available. But you say you reopened the
file after unchecking the read-only option, so I wouldn't expect that to
be a problem.
About the 5th icon in on the toolbar is one which looks like a pencil
and paper, and hovering over it shows a tooltip "Edit File". You could
try clicking that, and then see if you can edit the file. This just
allows or prohibits editing the document on-screen; it doesn't change
the read-only attribute on the file, so you still might not be able to
save the file with the same name if that attribute is still set for some
The best I could do was copy the contents into a new file from which I could
retrieve the styles. That work-around will be a great pain with the rest of
project. I'm running LO 22.214.171.124 in Win7 x64. Thanks for any help! - edo1
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