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Text documents open as read only

PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:00 pm
by bob46carol
Recently some text documents and some spread sheets open as read only, although the problem is inconsistent. I have been an Open Office user for years and have never had this problem. To my knowledge I have not changed my settings, although anything's possible. I have tried uninstalling Open Office and reinstalling the latest version, the problem persists. Help?

Re: Text documents open as read only

PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:04 pm
by RoryOF
Have you moved these from an earlier machine? Were they written by another user, or by you logged on as another user, say after someone else had started computer, then you continued using it?

Re: Text documents open as read only

PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:06 pm
by thomasjk
Look in the directory where the files are saved for any .~.lock.filename.odt or .ods matching your files and delete them