OpenOffice is a free office software suite that allows you to open and edit documents created in other programs. If a document opens in a read-only mode, the software does not allow you to make any changes or add any content. Turning off read-only mode allows you to modify the document as desired and then save the changes.
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Click the "Tools" link on the menu bar. Select "Options."
Click "OpenOffice.org." Select "Security."
Uncheck the box next to "Read-Only Mode." Click "OK."
Load the document into OpenOffice again.
Navigate to the table of contents section of the document, if present.
Right-click the table of contents. Click "Edit Index/Table."
Uncheck the box next to "Protected against manual changes." Click "OK."
Exit and Restart OpenOffice. Load the document. It appears in normal mode.
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