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GarryP

Possible reason why a document goes into a Read Only status

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Windows 10 Home 1809, Publisher 1.7.0.227.

Today I opened a document that I had been playing around with for a few days and noticed that it had opened with a [Read Only] suffix on the file name.
I've had a look around on the forum and a few people have had similar - mostly one-off - issues, and with Designer and Photo too.

I didn't notice any message about this when I saved the document before it went to Read Only.
Publisher hadn't crashed while I've been using the document.
There are no external images or anything like that in the document.
There's no message when I open the document, it just opens with a [Read Only] suffix on the file name.
The document was created with build 227 and it's been sitting on my local drive since then in my Desktop and then Documents folders (so no weird security issues there, I hope).

However, when I closed Publisher, launched it again, and went to open the document I got a message saying that there was a recovery document available for it (which had never happened on opening the document before). I told Publisher that I didn't want to open the recovery document and the original document loaded, now without the Read Only status.

Could this - a recovery document being available - be part of the reason why people's documents sometimes get a Read Only status?

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