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Re: Microsoft Word documents become read-only during editing

Author Kim Gräsman <kim dot grasman at gmail dot com>
Full name Kim Gräsman <kim dot grasman at gmail dot com>
Date 2012-05-14 04:49:32 PDT
Message Hi Paul,

On Mon, May 14, 2012 at 1:34 PM, Paul Moloney <paul_moloney@hot​mail.com> wrote:
> Has anyone else encountered the following problem when editing Microsoft Word
> documents (in my case, *.docm files) that have been checked into subversion
> using TortoiseSVN as client:
>
> Initally when the doc is opened, everything is fine. Then at some point, it
> will become read-only and any edits have to be discarded or a new copy of
> the document saved. Checking the properties of the document shows the "Read
> Only" flag isn't set. When the document is closed, then reopened, the
> problem is gone (at least until it happens again).

I'm not using TortoiseSVN directly, and I have this problem too.

See e.g.
http://help.lockergn​ome.com/office/Word-​2007-randomly-makes-​doc-working-read--ft​opict951118.html

It seems to be a problem with Microsoft Word. My guess is that it
tries to auto-save and if it fails to get exclusive access to the
document doing so, it assumes it can never be written and marks it
Read-Only internally.

I don't know if any parts of TSVN opens files spontaneously
(TSVNCache, perhaps?), but it might as well be anti-virus or something
else.

- Kim

Microsoft Word documents become read-only during editing

Author Paul Moloney <paul_moloney at hotmail dot com>
Full name Paul Moloney <paul_moloney at hotmail dot com>
Date 2012-05-14 04:34:47 PDT
Message Has anyone else encountered the following problem when editing Microsoft Word
documents (in my case, *.docm files) that have been checked into subversion
using TortoiseSVN as client:

Initally when the doc is opened, everything is fine. Then at some point, it
will become read-only and any edits have to be discarded or a new copy of
the document saved. Checking the properties of the document shows the "Read
Only" flag isn't set. When the document is closed, then reopened, the
problem is gone (at least until it happens again).

P.
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