Art Alexion on 30 Apr 2008 12:35:32 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] OpenOffice 2.4 bug in Hardy?

On Wednesday 30 April 2008 2:40:21 pm Chad Waters wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 2:09 PM, Art Alexion wrote:
> > Is anyone else having this problem?  I have it on two computers I've
> > upgraded to Hardy & OOo 2.4.
> >
> >  I can't edit documents saved in Word format.  I can open them.  I can
> > create new ones and save them.  But if I close them saved in Word format
> > and reopen them OOo 2.4 treats them as read-only.
> >
> >  Doesn't seem to be an issue with the Windows version of OOo.  I don't
> > run OOo 2.4 on another Linux distro, so I can't tell if it is Ubuntu-only
> > or OOo-Linux.
> Nope. I opened up OOO, typed random stuff, saved as a word 97/2000/xp
> doc, closed OOO, opened by both 1)double clicking on the file 2)
> opening via File -> Open, was able to save both ways.

I can save also, I just can't modify, i.e. it isn't a file-system read only.  
I can open the same file in OOo 2.3-Linux or OOo 2.4-Windows and edit it.  It 
only seems affected on OOo 2.4-Linux, but on both of the Ubuntu machines on 
my desk.

> I don't see anything obvious here:

Right, which is why I asked here.

> I'm running i386, BTW

Same here.

Here is a screen shot of an attempt to edit a pre-existing DOC.  Notice the 
error, and the greyed boxes in the formatting toolbar.

Here is a screen shot of an odt version of the document that is editable.  
Notice the non-greyed selections on the formatting toolbar.  This document 
was constructed by selecting and copying the text from the foregoing doc and 
saving as ODT.  If I simply save the DOC as ODT, it remains read-only.  
Likewise, if I create a new document via copy and paste and save it as a DOC, 
the new DOC is opened uneditable.

I think its strange that this is happening on two separate Ubuntu Hardy 
computers, but nowhere else.  But not nearly as strange as it not happening 
to anyone else.

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