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renewables12
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:40 am    Post subject: read only problem Reply with quote

Hi guys,

So far OOo has been great but recently I suddenly have a spasmodic fault.
1.When I try to open a Word doc saved on my memory stick as normal via the OOo desktop icon to make changes to the doc, the doc opens but sometimes reads 'read only'. However I have not ticked the 'read only' box. Consequently I am having to recreate docs with different titles to work on them and save them.
Other times the same doc which was blocked opens as normal with no read only heading at the top and is accessible as usual.

Any advice please?
Thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since you are complaining in another thread about not getting a reply to this one, I will post a reply. Unfortunately, my reply is "I don't know", which isn't very helpful.

The only thing that comes to mind is you might want to check your memory stick. My stick did some weird things to me before it died.
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renewables12
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:52 am    Post subject: read only problem Reply with quote

thanks Corfy. I have ordered a new memory stick in case that is the problem.

The 171 views did not express any opinion so I find this forum unhelpful compared to other forums like PC Advisor.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You may want to post over here where things are more active http://user.services.openoffice.org/en/forum/index.php .
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK thanks will try that!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you checked for lock files on the memory stick? If the file is being opened on different computers, a lock file from one computer could cause the file to open read only on the other.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BillP-thanks for your mail. I do not know what lock files are on a memory stick. Re different computers in the last couple of months or so it has only been used on my laptop. Prior to that I sometimes used it on my work laptop and elsewhere but there was no problem then. Can you please explain in detail what a lock file is and how I find it?

Thanks
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