Removing libreoffice write protection

2018-03-05 - How to remove libreoffice write protection on a document
Tag: toolbox

The problem

Sometimes you have to edit a corporate document which vim cannot really open for edition and you are dumbstruck as to why the software won’t just let you make your changes without jumping through hoops.

The solution

You can choose to ignore write-protection by setting Tools > Options > libreOffice Writer > Formatting Aids > Protected Areas > Ignore protection. Yes, so much menu nesting for something so stupid!