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Good evening from Japan
The following is probably really stupid. Please bear with me for a moment.

About 3 weeks ago I got a smartphone - first time ever. I did use an older mobile phone before, but deliberately refused to learn how to operate that thing.
(I hate these mobile phones)

Well, I also use something like Dropbox, but supposedly more secure = pCloud (based in Switzerland) (if someone should sign up there and tell those guys, I referred you (no idea how that works), maybe I get a GB extra space ... but I am not trying to do any sort of business here) Most of the files in there are created with LibreOffice, plus some text files and PDFs.
This pCloud is available for Android, so I installed it. So far, so good.
LibreOffice, however, is NOT directly available for Android. Therefore I was referred to "Collabora". Installed that too.

When I try to open ANY file (except PDF), I get messages telling me, the file (ALL files) are "read-only" and saving is diabled.
If I want to access any file, I have to
* make the file available offline
* choose to edit it
* choose a software to do so (here Collabora), EVERY time
-> if successful, I am again asked, whether I want to open a read-only file, or edit a copy. * if I edit a copy, that will then be stored somewhere in the phone and NOT in one of the folders on pCloud. That renders the whole idea of having files "in the cloud" useless, doen't it?

The pCloud support send me (partially) the following:
"You can open the pCloud files with all kinds of 3rd party apps but unfortunately, you can not save the changes in pCloud. You'll probably need a paid version of LibreOffice in order to save the changes to pCloud so you have to download the edited files locally and upload to pCloud.
If you wish to edit files directly from pCloud, you can use Google Sheets."
And Google Sheets etc. is something I do NOT want to use.

BTW, the same thing happens when I use AIRSEND. (have not tried anything else)

Has anybody any experience with using LibreOffice = Collabora with an Android smartphone?
Is there maybe a trick?
If not, that is just fine. I consider working with this miniture machine a form of "digital torture" anyway.

Sorry for the trouble

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