Excel 2007 read-only issue

Hi all!

We are using Confluence 4.2.7, and Excel 2007. Opening an Excel-sheet results in an error message saying the file is opened as read-only.

Any suggestions or possible workaround?

Much appreciated.

Iakov

3 answers

1 accepted

0 votes
Accepted answer

Hi Iakov,

I would kindly ask you to right-click on your (.xls) or (.xlsx) file and check if the same is marked as read-only. If so, uncheck this option.

Alternatively,

If you are running Windows, please do the following command on your terminal as Administrator:

calcls <PATH>/<TO>/<FILE> /e /p {USERNAME}:{PERMISSION}

where:
<PATH>/<TO>/<FILE>, correspond to where your file is located (e.g.: C:\temp\file.xls)
/e,
Edit permission and kept old permission as it is i.e. edit ACL instead of replacing it.
/p, Set new permission
{USERNAME}, please add your User (e.g.: C:\Users\Iakov)
{PERMISSION}, permission can be:

  • R - Read
  • W - Write
  • C - Change (write)
  • F - Full control

Further information can be found on http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb490872.aspx

If you are running Linux/Mac OS, please do the following:

sudo chmod {USER}+{PERMISSION} <PATH>/<TO>/<FILE>

where:
{USER}, user(s) who will be granted:

  • u - User who owns the file
  • g - Group that owns the file
  • o - Other
  • a - All

{PERMISSION}, permission can be:

  • r - Read the file
  • w - Write or edit the file
  • x - Execute or run the file as a program

<PATH>/<TO>/<FILE>, correspond to where your file is located (e.g.: /var/temp/file.xls)

Kind regards,
Rafael

0 votes
Timothy Chin Community Champion Apr 21, 2014

Are you facing this issue (https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONF-27106)?

Thanks Timothy, thanks Rafael.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published Nov 29, 2018 in New to Confluence

How to use Confluence Cloud for stakeholder management

Most of us don’t need much convincing that stakeholder management is important. It just makes sense that keeping everyone in-the-know on projects and assigning clearly defined roles is key to having ...

1,211 views 4 6
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you