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,
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
Has anybody any experience with using LibreOffice = Collabora with an
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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