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Bug in your latest version

Philippe Bazire
Hi

been using your software to my full satisfaction. However I wish to
report the following

after I updated to your latest version, I noticed that one of calc file
did not require a password anymore

I went in your tools and re-created a pass word to proctect the document

When I re-opend the document still no password required

went again the tools protect doc and there I got a popup that said
unprotect the document. which means the protect commend does not work
properly

Best Philippe


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Re: Bug in your latest version

Brian Barker
At 13:52 01/02/2018 +0100, Philippe Bazire wrote:
>been using your software to my full satisfaction. However I wish to
>report the following. after I updated to your latest version, ...

It's not "my" or "our" anything, in fact: subscribers to the Users
mailing list are other users of OpenOffice - just like you. And there
is no such thing as the "latest version": versions have numbers, and
should always be identified using them.

>I noticed that one of calc file did not require a password anymore.
>I went in your tools and re-created a pass word to protect the
>document. When I re-opened the document still no password required.
>went again the tools protect doc and there I got a popup that said
>unprotect the document. which means the protect command does not work properly.

The only bug may be in your understanding of how password protection works.

o In order to prevent the opening of a document file in OpenOffice
without the password being provided, you need to set the password
using the "Save with password" option in the Save As dialogue. This
is the only secure from of protection.

o The facility you describe - at Tools | Protect Document - is for a
different purpose. You can choose whether spreadsheet cells are
protected against accidental changes, whether formulae can be viewed
from within the program, whether cells are visible, or whether cells
can be printed. To use this, you need first to protect relevant cells
at Format | Cells... | Cell Protection | Protection. Note that all
cells are protected in this way by default. To make your protection
choices effective, you must then use Tools | Protect Document > |
Sheet... . The related facility at Tools | Protect Document > |
Document... protects instead higher-level properties of the document,
such as the number, names, and order of the spreadsheet's sheets. You
can choose to apply a password to these protections or not.

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker


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