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Hi :)
Can you move the file into a new sub-folder such as "OldVersions-Backups"
and then use "Save As.." to create a new copy in the main folder.

I found a neat work-flow for editing my html files in GEdit in Gnu&Linux
(but that doesn't work in Windows) is to
1.  open the document
2.  in the file-browser rename the file to add a version number (such as
reverse date)
3.  re-save the document, make some edits and re-save again.

4.  Every once in a while i move all the prior versions into the sub-folder
and maybe delete some.

Also i sometimes find that when other people have opened a file the
lock-file is often left behind even if they close the file properly.  So in
the same folder as the file is there a hidden file with almost the same
name but that has something like "~lockfile" added to the name?  Deleting
that make the proper file behave normally again.
Regards from
Tom :)

On 6 September 2014 08:58, Brian Barker <> wrote:

At 17:59 05/09/2014 -0700, John R. Sowden wrote:

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).

It's worth mentioning that this is irrelevant to what you are doing. The
file properties kept by your operating system (Linux) are separate from the
setting you found at File | Properties... | Security, which is saved in the
document file and not as part of its file properties. The file is not
read-only but only *open as* read-only.

 When I opening the file, I found it was still grayed out.

Because you have not changed the internal read-only restriction.

 Help explained how to edit the file, ...

Using the Edit File button in the Standard toolbar? Good.

 ... but when I went to save it, it would only save as 'save as'.

I don't think this is normal. If this happened, I think you must have set
the operating system file properties to read-only - the opposite of what
you meant to do. If so, Edit File will allow you to edit only a copy, not
the original file, and that new copy will yet have no name or path and will
need Save As... to save it.

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

First set the operating system property back to allow editing (as it would
have been at the start). Click the Edit File button. The File |
Properties... | Security setting will now no longer be greyed out.

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker

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