Issue 81247 - Allow editing of Read-Only documents like in Ms Word
Summary: Allow editing of Read-Only documents like in Ms Word
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.2.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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: 89551 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2007-09-04 08:49 UTC by shmuelh
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:40 UTC (History)
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Simple DOC file with Read Only attribute (62.00 KB, text/plain)
2007-09-04 09:45 UTC, shmuelh
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Description shmuelh 2007-09-04 08:49:48 UTC
In order to create a letterhead that can be used at all times, I set one up and
then used a utility to make the file "Read Only." Now, when I call up the file,
I am unable to write to it. I have to remove the "Read Only" attribute to be
able to use the file, but then it is valueless as a standard template.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2007-09-04 09:24:40 UTC
What kind of "fields" did you use for fill-in? Could you please attach the
document here (or send if confidential)? 
I mean, using controls or frames having "Edit in read-only mode" option set
should work...
Comment 2 shmuelh 2007-09-04 09:42:45 UTC
All it is is a simple letterhead, which I set to Read Only. When I opened it, no
cursor showed, and it was impossible to modify it. My understanding of "Read
Only" is that you cannot save it under the same name, but can modify it.

I'm sending the file along.
Comment 3 shmuelh 2007-09-04 09:45:00 UTC
Created attachment 47948 [details]
Simple DOC file with Read Only attribute
Comment 4 michael.ruess 2007-09-04 10:28:02 UTC
OK, I understand, desired is that OOo enables you to generally edit in read-only
documents, where in affect a "save as" will only be provided to keep the
protected document untouched (as it is solved in MS Word).
Currently, you have the possibility to click the "Edit" button in the toolbar -
OOo asks you if you want to create a new document based on the read-only document.

This is not Writer-only, may also regard OO's other applications. 
This issue may be related to issue 41087.
Comment 5 Raphael Bircher 2009-06-20 23:18:02 UTC
*** Issue 89551 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 6 Mathias_Bauer 2009-06-21 12:53:30 UTC
But isn't that what templates are for? Just turn your document into template
that on double clicking automatically opens a new document and you are done.