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At the OS level: User: R/W, Group: R/W, Others: RO
Opened the file. went to file/properties/security: RO checked, grayed out.
Used the Edit Icon, made a change, the change was allowed, I was able to save using the 'Save' command, exited LO, confirmed no RO changes at the OS level, opened the file, the changes had been saved to the original file.

I can now change the original file using the Edit Icon, but I cannot remove the RO selection once it it made.

Above was a test that I either did not perform, or documented wrong. We're gettin' close.

By the way there were 'reset' and 'apply user changes' buttons/boxes selections in the properties selection, but they had no effect.


On 09/06/2014 09:25 AM, John R. Sowden wrote:
Good Morning All:

Re: the properties/security/read only, this is where it all started,
because I used that feature to secure the file.  Unfortunately after I
printed the invoice and compared it to others, I found changes to make.
  When I went back to the same location to 'uncheck' the box, it was
grayed out, meaning that I could not modify it, probably because the
check means that the file is opened in the read only mode.  What we have
here is a continuous loop.

Re: the save as feature, that is good for future use of a correct form,
but not for the updating of the original form.

Re: the edit icon, I found that in the Help section, which allows me to
edit the file set to read only, but I cannot save the modified without
using the 'Save as' feature, therefore not allowing me to modify the
original file.

A last/worst case, brute force solution is to copy the original form
with no mods to a new file name, exit LO, using Linux, delete the
original file.  I just assumed there was a way to unset what LO set.


On 09/05/2014 07:10 PM, Dave Barton wrote:
-------- Original Message --------
From: John R. Sowden <>
Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2014 17:59:24 -0700

Now that I have created my invoice form, I went into file/properties
and checked 'open as read only', so the form does not get "filled in".

Then I decided to make some improvements.  When I opened the file, of
course, it is set to read only, so I went to properties and found the
check box grayed out, so I exited LO and used Linux to set the file to
read/write for me and my group (of me).  When I opening the file, I
found it was still grayed out.  Help explained how to edit the file,
but when I went to save it, it would only save as 'save as'.

How do I change the setting so it does not go to 'read only' when I
open the file in LO?


On the main toolbar you will find an "/Edit File/" icon. Clicking that
icon allows you to edit read only documents.

You can also set/unset a file's read only status under the "/Security/"
tab of the document "/Properties/" dialog. From the main menu select the
"/File -> Properties.../" option.

You will find it helpful to read the "Getting Started" and "User" guides


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