In our company, we often use the same file to work on from network shares. But more often than not (90% of all cases) I only want to read the Document, not to edit! But when I open a File, it is opened in "edit mode" and will be locked for others until I manually disable the "Edit File"-Button.
If I want to edit and it is locked, I have to call my colleague to disable editing, as he most likely only wanted to read what i wrote before, and forgot to disable "edit mode". This is annoying!
I could open the File with "-view" parameter, but then it is write protected, the "edit file button" is grey and I am not allowed to save the File anymore.
(So this is NO duplicate of Bug #62845)
So I think it would be an useful option, to open a document in "read mode" ("Edit File" unchecked) as default.
What I would like to have:
- option to open documents in "read mode" as default
- after opening, I can click "Edit File" button to edit and save the file, if I want to
- don't show "File is locked by ..." dialog on startup, if it is opened in read mode (it will be shown when i enter edit mode anyway)
As Bonus I would like this behaviour on Network shares only, local files may be edited directly. But this is really optional.
This Feature would make the workflow of all users in collaborating teams much more comfortable.
Also it would protect from accidental edits and overwrites, as I must confirm (by just one click), that I really want to edit this document.
as far as I know, no OOo/LibO/AOO version has this option.
change version field to "inherited from OOo" and status to "NEW"
I tried with AOO 4.0.1 today and there it works as expected using the "-view" command line parameter.
sorry I did not know that
I change version to "unspecified".
which LibO version you are experiencing this issue?