Bug 100200 - password protected templates can only be opened with workaround
Summary: password protected templates can only be opened with workaround
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) rc
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Password-Protected
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Reported: 2016-06-02 22:08 UTC by stephan.petzold.privat
Modified: 2022-11-27 11:44 UTC (History)
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Description stephan.petzold.privat 2016-06-02 22:08:07 UTC
Hi guys,

I spend some time with fiddling around with one annoying GUI bug. It affects at least the components Writer and Calc.


I wanted to create some document templates with file sharing passwords so that only allowed users can edit the templates.

Steps to reproduce:

Create a new document (in Writer for example). Save as a template file (ott) with file sharing password. Go to LibreOffice main window. Select 'Edit Templates', select template, click 'Edit'. Template will open in read only mode. If you click 'Edit Document' nothing happens.
The same happens for file encrypted templates but the opening procedure will cancel without message before 'Edit Document' appears.


After the try to open the template, it will appear in the recent document list. If you open it from there and you click 'Edit Document', access is granted.

My machine:
GNU/Linux (Debian jessie)
Libreoffice Still (official debs, not in your above list of versions)


Comment 1 Buovjaga 2016-06-09 17:08:28 UTC
I can't edit it at all, nothing happens.

Arch Linux 64-bit, KDE Plasma 5
Build ID: 2d2a33934ecb952433a635ce5dab76cb2837b8a0
CPU Threads: 8; OS Version: Linux 4.6; UI Render: default; 
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI.UTF-8)
Built on June 9th 2016
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2017-09-01 11:14:57 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2019-12-03 13:49:13 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2021-12-03 04:19:25 UTC
Dear stephan.petzold.privat,

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