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From "Phil Sargent" <>
Subject Fw: NewWikiMainPage
Date Mon, 04 Jun 2012 13:39:07 GMT
Below is a follow-up question regarding the response I received from Rob Weir. I still cannot
password protect a document without it becoming read only even after carefully following the
steps outlined in the help menu.

Thanks for your assistance.

Phil Sargent
----- Original Message ----- 
From: Phil Sargent 
To: Rob Weir 
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 6:27 AM
Subject: Re: NewWikiMainPage


Thanks for the quick response. I tried the process in paragraph 1 below and could still not
edit the doc. When I hit the edit icon on the read only the document  there was a border around
it, no password was requested and I couldn't make changes.

Can you give me instruction on where and how to save the document with a file encryption password.
I have been doing it through the "Save As" control and then "Save with Password" which causes
it to become read only.

I have also tried it through the Security tool bar and not checked read only, but once I attach
a password it becomes read only even if the box is not checked. 

I checked the help menu and saved as instructed below in that and it became read only. Also
I could not remove the password by unclicking the box.

Protecting All Documents When Saving
All documents that are saved in OpenDocument format can be saved with a password. Documents
that are saved with a password cannot be opened without the password. The content is secured
so that it cannot be read with an external editor. This applies to content, graphics and OLE

      Turning on protection
     Choose File - Save As and mark the Save with password check box. Save the document.
      Turning off protection
     Open the document, entering the correct password. Choose File - Save As and clear the
Save with password check box.

I never had this problem before I went to the recent upgrade of 3.3.


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Rob Weir 
  Cc: Phil Sargent 
  Sent: Monday, May 28, 2012 7:22 PM
  Subject: Re: NewWikiMainPage

  On Mon, May 28, 2012 at 8:00 AM, Phil Sargent <> wrote:
  > I am trying to password protect a document. When I do this it then opens as a "Read
Only" document and cannot be changed. To make changes I need to "Copy and Paste" make the
changes, and then re-save with password protection which changes it back to "Read Only". Is
there a way to password protect , but not have the document as "Read Only" when next opened.

  Hi Phil,

  It sounds like the document was saved with a "file sharing password".
  When the document is loaded, look for the "edit file" icon on the
  toolbar.  If you click that it will prompt you for the password and
  then switch into edit mode.

  But note that it is not typical to use the "file sharing password"
  feature.  If you don't want the read-only behavior you should just
  save with the "file encryption" password/



  > Thank you
  > Phillipss1946

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