[Libreoffice] Encrypted password -- change?

Dennis E. Hamilton dennis.hamilton at acm.org
Mon May 30 14:51:57 PDT 2011

I tried this with LibreOffice 3.4.0rc2 (x86 on Windows Vista SP1 in VM hosted on Windows 7).

Two things:

1. It doesn't work.  There is a new button on the File | Properties ... | General tab to the right of the file name that says "Change Password ..." but it is always greyed out.  This could be because you have to unencrypt a file to open it ?  It is only the saved file that is encrypted.  
2. The HelpPack for 3.4.0rc2 on Windows does not reflect the fact that there is this new button.

[Related observations: You can open an encrypted file, modify it so that Save can be clicked, and it will save atop the encrypted file without warning.  Also, when File | Properties comes up as part of a Save As (but not Save, interesting) because it is enabled by Option, the filename is highlighted as if it is editable, but it is not.  As far as I know, there is no occasion where the filename in the Properties | General dialog would be changeable.]

 - Dennis

PS: The "Protection" Password on the Security tab is described as for locking the read-only setting and is not related to encryption of the file.  It can also be set from the additional actions on the encryption-password dialog though.

-----Original Message-----
From: libreoffice-bounces+dennis.hamilton=acm.org at lists.freedesktop.org [mailto:libreoffice-bounces+dennis.hamilton=acm.org at lists.freedesktop.org] On Behalf Of Cor Nouws
Sent: Monday, May 30, 2011 12:25
To: Marc Paré
Cc: libreoffice at lists.freedesktop.org
Subject: Re: [Libreoffice] Encrypted password -- change?

Hi Marc,

Marc Paré wrote (30-05-11 12:23)
> I am just working on the webpage for the release of 3.4 and on the 
> release notes wiki page for LibO 3.4[1] it says:
> When the document is encrypted with a password, you can now change the 
> password while the document is open, from
> File->Properties->General->Change Password. The button is enabled only
> when the document is encrypted with a password. (Kohei Yoshida)

Works for me, but little difference in place. Pls see attached screen shot,

> Could someone check this? I could not get it to work. Maybe I am doing 
> something wrong? We'll have to leave it out if this does not work.

Safe to include :-)

> [1] http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/3.4

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