When attempting to modify write-protected content (in an otherwise editable document), a pop-up saying "Write-protected content cannot be be changed. / No modifications will be accepted." This pop-up should mention the way to override the protection, something like additionally saying "(You can choose to ignore write-protection by setting Tools > Options > libreOffice Writer > Formatting Aids > Protected Areas > Ignore protection.)".
This was discussed in #83299, where a Word-imported document with write-protected areas, but without a way to turn off the write protection normally (through Format > Sections), is reported.
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I doubt a bit... Normal would be that one opens the HELP and looks for "protection". That should show the information.
I think there are many cases in the UI where no full explanation is given to change certain settings..
Would it be an idea to have a link to the Help page in such a dialog?
However, currently that info in the HELP is missing.
So that needs and request for enhancement first. See bug 97683
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Sun, 11 Sep 2016 21:43:24 +0200
Adding a link to help to the error message, as suggested in Comment 2, seems like an excellent idea.
Proposed patch at:
Rafael Lima committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
tdf#97674 Add information on how to remove protection from a section