mtmcdonough
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libreoffice calc read-only files

Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:56 pm

Hi. We have a number of raspberry pi devices that access files on our network storage device. The pi's have only read access to the various files: jpg, pdf, doc, xls, etc.

When the clients open an xls file with LibreOffice Calc, they get a warning message about that "the document in use is locked" and are asked how they want to open the file. Of course, they select read-only.

Is there an option to have Calc always open xls files in read-only mode without asking the question about a locked document? Thanks, in advance.

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Re: libreoffice calc read-only files

Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:39 pm

Supposedly, yes: "Open file read-only" by default

But there's a chance that LibreOffice always checks if a file source can be written to. This might be what's causing the "locked" message, and there may be nothing you can do about that.
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mtmcdonough
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Re: libreoffice calc read-only files

Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:04 pm

Thanks. I will check out that option. If we have to respond to the warning message, it's not a big problem. Just trying to save a step for our clients.... Thanks, again.

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