To help protect your computer, files from these potentially unsafe locations are opened in Protected View. You can also right click on the text area and select Edit to start editing the file. I just thought I'd share my experience here in case others run into the same problem I had. You might see scary error messages like these: Read-Error. I can open the document in OpenOffice and fill in the table. I did try editing it again. I am trying to use a job application file that is set to read only.
I know this is odd and this might not ever happen to anyone else, but there's always the chance that this same thing might happen with someone else and they might not know it's that darn recovery file preventing them from opening their. Not sure if you read my post. Have you ever noticed how documents crash quite often? After you have made changes to the document, save it to a new file as you cannot overwrite the original read-only document. A little intimidating, and not good to see. No modifications will be accepted. Change File Attributes For documents that have the read-only attribute set by the operating system, you must first clear this attribute before opening the file in OpenOffice. It will have the same filename as your original, only with a.
Only displays temporarily for a folder while setting to be applied to files in folder. Then, do what you want in the fields. BitDefender, for example, has content on adding application exclusions here:. Making a file read-only in Windows means you or a colleague are less likely to delete or change it accidentally. Posts: 7 Joined: Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:08 pm Open the Navigator F5 , go to the Sections tree, right click on the section entry, Edit and uncheck the Protected option in the Write protection area.
It was simply un-editable with all options greyed out in menus. Javier says: Thanks very much for your help with Open Office recovery. If you found this article helpful, and especially if you didn't, please use the feedback controls below to let us know how we can make it better. Would you be so kind to tell us which answer met part of your question - or in which way the contributors may have misunderstood it? I'm emailing because I managed to fix it using the zip, but in a different way. That's what happened to me.
Without the Open window, you cannot clear the read-only check box and may find that you cannot edit the document. For the download, I did a 'save as' from their web site to my hard drive. But it only helps with part of the document. About the Author Virtually growing up in a computer repair shop, Naomi Bolton has held a passion for as long as she can remember. I said yes and saved it to another filename. Then open the file using Microsoft Windows or WinZip. I think the documents should be analised with the help of the navigator to identify the containers concerned - and, of course, the templates should be reworked to get documents as intended.
Writer now lets me takes those 5 squares out and put my own text in, it didn't before. You will still be able to save your changes to the file as a new file though. I get the impression they messed up the permissions when they created the document. It has a table in it. I even went in and reset it via command line attrib -r no change.
Phillips is a qualified accountant, has lectured in accounting, math, English and information technology and holds a Bachelor of Arts honors degree in English from the University of Leeds. Seems prudent to me, makes sure the user knows they are editing a read-only file and will have to save changes as another file name. Other parts are still read only. Its a very comment problem. Diogo says: I just reached the above link trying to fix a. I'll feedback this with LibreOffice as this behaviour makes it incompatible with many corporate intentions. I did try the 'edit file' button, but it wouldn't allow access to the file either.
What else should 'Read Only' mean? Depending on the permission or attribute settings of the documents that you open, you might find that you are unable to edit the content. I just installed on Windows 10 Technical Preview and it works there too. Try the following to recover OpenOffice data and make sure you have a backup of the original problem file, just in case : 1 Restore from backup, if one exists. You can't change cells if the file is read-only. Please answer all of the questions below which may provide information necessary to answer your question. The only way I can get the file editable is to save-as another copy of the file which is not the same functionality. In Windows, you can set or unset the read-only for files and folders to give files write protection.
In most cases this can be resolved without giving any password or with some cheating. You will be prompted for a password if it had been write-protected on document level with a password. Sent it back and put it back in the zip and renamed the file. Its probably something that is obvious, but not to me. Hope this helps it fixed my problem now i can save and open files all working thanks Brent. I have tried going into Options, Writer, Formating Aids and unticking Cursor in Protected Areas.