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Mark Bourne wrote
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"
- 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
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 

our right. I was using the Windows Properties panel, I'd forgotten 
about the panel in LO itself. Problem solved, thanks - edo1

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