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Old 04-15-2009, 03:09 PM   #1
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OO document opened in read-only mode


I am in Kubuntu 8.04 and using Open office 3.0. When I try to edit a Calc file I saved last year I get
"document opened in read-only mode" I have checked permissions and they are all read and write for "albert". What can I do to fix problem? I have tried saving to another name and trying again but no go. Any help appreciated.
Albert
 
Old 04-15-2009, 03:30 PM   #2
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Move the file to a different folder, preferably your Desktop and try saving it there.
 
Old 04-16-2009, 05:51 AM   #3
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The file permissions are all read and write for "albert". I can only assume that you are logged in as "albert", otherwise you should switch to the proper user. I also assume that you do not open that file from a read-only backup CD (you said it has write permissions).

Did you re-install OpenOffice, or are you using a different version of it? Maybe you had some module loaded in your previous OpenOffice installation, that is needed by parts of the spreadheet (we don't know anything about the contents of your document or your earlier system).

Even so, if it can be opened in read-only mode, then the data sheets can also be copied. Just create a new document, select all cells from each sheet (one after the other) and copy them into the new file. By saving the new file you should have an editable file. If the new file is still read-only, then you have a system that is infiltrated by aliens from outer space and invasion has obviously started already.

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Old 04-17-2009, 01:13 AM   #4
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The suggestion of asymptote worked. Can anyone tell me the possible reason it happened, and how to avoid it in future?
 
Old 04-18-2009, 02:00 AM   #5
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There's some sort of a timeout issue that I experience in a similar situation. I use smb4k to mount network shares from my college campus. When I open documents and edit them, they seem to sort of "time out" after a while and I can't save to them anymore. I have to save the file to my desktop, then manually move them to the network share and replace the file that already exists with the same filename. I don't know why because I'm a user and not a developer so I just know how to do these things but I don't understand why. If you launch it from the command line it may give you some insight.
 
Old 04-19-2009, 01:08 AM   #6
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Many thanks.
 
  


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