Bug 120854 - Support restricting editing of documents like in Word
Summary: Support restricting editing of documents like in Word
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: filter:doc, filter:docx
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Blocks: DOCX-Doc-Protection DOC-Doc-Protection
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Reported: 2018-10-24 05:20 UTC by Aron Budea
Modified: 2019-04-01 00:48 UTC (History)
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Description Aron Budea 2018-10-24 05:20:21 UTC
This concerns Word's Review -> Restrict Editing feature.

There the following can be controlled separately:
1. Formatting restrictions.
2. Different editing restrictions with possible exceptions.
3. Whether the restriction setting is password-protected.

Currently (as of 6.2 alpha1) the "Filling in forms" editing restriction is supported via the compatibility setting "Protect form", but without the ability to set/reset the password.
Comment 1 Aron Budea 2018-10-24 05:48:59 UTC
This is what's currently possible in Writer:

It's not like nothing is possible at the moment, the point of this ticket is to improve interoperability by allowing further settings, and adapt the user interface accordingly.
Comment 2 Buovjaga 2018-12-27 17:30:53 UTC