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edo1 wrote:
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
style, I
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 reason.

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 in Win7 x64. Thanks for any help! - edo1

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