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I am trying to edit a document I was mailed as a Word document (.doc), but Writer will not let me edit it as it is read only. The security setting "Open this document as read only" checkbox is clear. How can I make this document editable without copy and pasting everything into a new document?

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right click on the document, select properties, uncheck read only. problem should be solved –  Postal Oct 5 '10 at 8:40
Does opening it (in read only), resaving it with a new name, then opening the newly saved version help? –  DMA57361 Oct 5 '10 at 8:42
Read only isn't set on the actual file. –  ProfK Oct 5 '10 at 14:57
''but Writer will not let me edit it as it is read only. '' –  Postal Oct 6 '10 at 8:37
yes, it is read only to Writer, not to the OS user. –  ProfK Oct 6 '10 at 16:17

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