The following is an overview of the different ways of protecting contents in LibreOffice Writer from being modified or deleted.
Any section of a LibreOffice Writer text document can be protected against changes, and with an optional password.
Information to protect must be in a section. To create or select a section:
If the section does not exist: Select the text, then choose menu.
To enable protection
If you want to protect the contents without a password, choose the Protect check box under the Write protection.
If you want the protection with a password, choose Protect and With password check boxes and click on the Password… button. Enter and confirm a password of at least five characters.
If the protection does not have a password and you would like to use one, choose the With password checkbox, click the Password button, and enter and confirm a password of at least five characters.
If the protection has a password and you want to clear it, uncheck the With password box under Write protection and enter the correct password.
If the section is protected with a password and you want to change it, click on the Password button in the Edit Sections window and enter the correct password twice.
If the protection does not have a password, uncheck the Protect box under Write protection.
If the protection has a password, uncheck the Protect box under Write protection and enter the correct password.
You can protect the contents of individual cells of tables or whole table in LibreOffice Writer from changes.
For one or several cells, place the cursor in a cell or select needed several cells. Choose thein menu bar.
For whole table, select the table, and choose thein menu bar.
Place the cursor in the cell or in the selected cells and choose thein menu bar.
For whole table, right-click on the table in the Navigator, and choose Table - Unprotect in the context menu or select the whole table and choose in menu bar.
Tables of contents and indexes created in LibreOffice Writer, are automatically protected against accidental changes.
Right-click in the index or table of contents. Choose Protected against manual changes on the Type tab.in the context menu. Choose
Right-click on the index or table of contents in the Navigator and choose Index - Read-only item.
Right-click in the index or table of contents. Choose Protected against manual changes on the Type tab.in the context menu. Uncheck
Right-click in the index or table of contents in the Navigator and uncheck Index - Read-only.
You can protect the contents of LibreOffice Writer document from changes, with one of the following file formats: .doc, .docx, .odt, .ott.
To enable the protection of the whole document, go to LibreOffice - Preferences Tools - Options - LibreOffice Writer - Compatibility and choose Protect form. To disable protection, uncheck it.