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Any way to convert a Read Only document?

 
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momfor3
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:40 am    Post subject: Any way to convert a Read Only document? Reply with quote

I was working on my laptop on a document in Writer. The last time I had done a Save of this document was to my pen drive (I had saved it to the hard drive under the same name earlier in the day). I pulled it up on my desktop from the pen drive so I could print a copy.

In the meantime, Writer encountered an error on my laptop, and shut down.

When it went to do the Recovery process, because the last save was done to the pen drive, and that was plugged into the desktop, it had attempted a save there, and since it couldn't save to that USB pen drive that was no longer plugged into the laptop, it didn't save anything recoverable.

In fact, it appears it's not even on my hard drive anywhere anymore, though it *was* saved there earlier today. I did a Search of all my documents, and the results were nada.

When I try to pull up my last saved copy from my pen drive, it comes up as a Read Only.

I am still working on this document and need to be able to interact with it. I have no desire to re-type it all, nor do I want to re-do all those graphs! Ugh!

Anything I can do?

TIA!
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AlanDavidson
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you checked your "Backups" directory?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should be able to edit Read Only documents by right-clicking in the document and selecting Edit. Before resaving the document go to Tools > Options > OpenOffice.org > Security and uncheck "Open this document in read-only mode".
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