Bug 86402 - *.xlsx had password for both viewing, and editing. Opens with password, but won't edit; I cannot type anything
Summary: *.xlsx had password for both viewing, and editing. Opens with password, but w...
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Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Calc (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: highest critical
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2014-11-17 18:02 UTC by arya766
Modified: 2015-09-04 03:01 UTC (History)
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Description arya766 2014-11-17 18:02:54 UTC
Hello and thanks,
I have 3 problems: two with password encrypted spreadsheet files, one withhe using English and Persian in one file, as follows:
1. I have  an excel 2007 file, which I've encrypted with one password for viewing and editing. LibreOffice Calc opens with the password, but won't let me edit, and although I've hit many keys, when I want to close, doesn't ask for saving, which of course means it has opened as a read-only file. I think it is because Calc accepts one password only.

2. Now, I have another xlsx file, with the same password for viewing and opening, but with different name and contents from the former. When I want to open this latter while the former is open, it asks for password, but won't let me type my password in the box!

I have saved these two files as .ods too, yet the same problem exists without any change.

3. Another problem is that when I type in Persian, I cannot see upper part of the characters (this exists in the Writer too, and in the worst form ever possible, which I'll report right after this one), and worse than that, when I open an excel file (*.xlsx), the sheets of which have a right-to-left order, and I add another sheet, no matter what I do, this last one will have a left-to-right order!
These bugs are making me use Microsoft Office yet, and I don't want to; it's an agony to do your work partially: some parts on another system with MsOffice, and some on my own Kubuntu.
Thanks again for bearing with me to the end of this endless report! :-)
Comment 1 raal 2014-11-19 21:53:20 UTC

Thank you for filing the bug. Please send us a sample document, as this makes it easier for us to verify the bug. 
I have set the bug's status to 'NEEDINFO', so please do change it back to 'UNCONFIRMED' once you have attached a document.
(Please note that the attachment will be public, remove any sensitive information before attaching it.)
How can I eliminate confidential data from a sample document?
Thank you
Comment 2 arya766 2014-12-13 07:53:37 UTC
Hello and sorry for late answer. I, unfortunately, have deleted the files, but I know what exactly I'd done immediately before the issue showed up, so, I'll make two again as soon as I can, and let you know.

Thanks again
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2015-07-18 17:35:54 UTC
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This NEEDINFO message was generated on: 2015-07-18
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2015-09-04 03:01:13 UTC
Dear Bug Submitter,

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Your bug report is being closed as INVALID due to inactivity and a lack of information which is needed in order to accurately reproduce and confirm the problem. We encourage you to retest your bug against the latest release. If the issue is still present in the latest stable release, we need the following information (please ignore any that you've already provided):

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Message generated on: 2015-09-03