Bug 59199 - EDITING: protected footer in .doc is editable
Summary: EDITING: protected footer in .doc is editable
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: filter:doc
Depends on:
Blocks: DOC-Header-Footer
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Reported: 2013-01-10 15:53 UTC by bureautiquelibre
Modified: 2019-02-07 20:04 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Test document (290.00 KB, application/msword)
2013-01-10 15:53 UTC, bureautiquelibre
Test doc (290.00 KB, application/msword)
2013-01-10 15:55 UTC, bureautiquelibre

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Description bureautiquelibre 2013-01-10 15:53:37 UTC
Created attachment 72785 [details]
Test document

See attached file:

In word it is possible to edit the document body, the header and footer are protected.

In Writer, the whole document is read-only.

Best Regards,
Eric Ficheux
Comment 1 bureautiquelibre 2013-01-10 15:55:03 UTC
Created attachment 72786 [details]
Test doc
Comment 2 bureautiquelibre 2013-01-10 15:56:31 UTC
Both documents are the same, except I put the right mimetype for the second,

Best Regards,
Eric Ficheux
Comment 3 bfoman (inactive) 2013-06-21 07:45:57 UTC
Confirmed with:
Build ID: 33224f4f11a05cfad2249e812fcc2975fbb61f6
Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit

File is read-only. Header and footer protected, document's body editable in Word 2010.
Comment 4 harryparry2011 2014-01-22 07:29:37 UTC
Confirmed with:
LO Version:
Build-ID: 0a0440ccc0227ad9829de5f46be37cfb6edcf72
Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit

File is read-only. Header and footer protected.
Comment 5 Joel Madero 2015-05-02 15:42:55 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Buovjaga 2015-06-21 10:28:28 UTC
Now the whole document is editable, even the footer. There is no header.
Adjusted summary.

Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version:
Build ID: 3ecef8cedb215e49237a11607197edc91639bfcd
TinderBox: Win-x86@62-merge-TDF, Branch:MASTER, Time: 2015-06-19_23:16:58
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI)
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2016-09-20 10:09:55 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 Telesto 2017-06-12 21:01:04 UTC
Confirming comment 6
Build ID: 076ed447f694239d5c67adee528ea6e471d909ff
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 6.19; UI render: default; 
TinderBox: Win-x86@42, Branch:master, Time: 2017-06-09_23:54:20
Locale: nl-NL (nl_NL); Calc: CL
Comment 9 QA Administrators 2018-10-02 02:52:37 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete, spam)
Comment 10 Justin L 2018-10-10 06:50:21 UTC
Still true in 6.2 master. It would be nice to have a non-password protected version of this document. It looks like MSWord has very fine-grained control over what all can be protected. LO just has the basics. If true, this would require a decent amount of development. Marking it as an enhancement rather than a bug.
Comment 11 Cor Nouws 2019-02-05 21:21:19 UTC

(In reply to Justin L from comment #10)
> ... It would be nice to have a non-password protected
> version of this document. 

Can you help with that