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I have a word document (.doc) that I can open in OpenOffice, but can't edit it. How can I make this editable on a mac OSX?

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What's the error message? Do you have write permissions to the file? Is it stored locally on your machine? –  Daniel Beck Nov 8 '10 at 14:08
    
What do you mean by "can't edit"? What happens when you try to edit the file? –  CarlF Nov 8 '10 at 14:58
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The file may be a password-protected read-only document.

From How can I get an editable document from a read only document?

If you press the "Edit File" button in the toolbar while a read-only file is open, you'll get an untitled copy of the file to work with. When you try to save the document you will be prompted for a file name.

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I have to do this occasionally at school when the professor gives us encrypted .docx documents. –  Alex Nov 9 '10 at 5:35
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