[kde-linux] Problem in OpenOffice Calc with Excel document

Barry Premeaux bpx at basicisp.net
Sun Dec 6 00:24:38 UTC 2009

Thomas Taylor wrote:
> I finally decided to bite the bullet and move all my windows documents to 
> linux (openSUSE 11.2, KDE 4.3.1, OO 3.1.1).  
> The Word documents can be read and modified properly but Excel spreadsheets 
> are loading as read-only and can't be modified.
> I've gone through the settings but can't find anything that would apply.  Any 
> suggestions?

Sometimes you end up in a read only status after copying files over.  
Personally, I would open a terminal and su to root.  Then do a 'chmod 
764 filename.xls' to change the permissions. 

You can read up on permissions at 

Hope that helps.


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