Submitted by : Smight at: 2006-04-27T12:36:04+00:00 (11 years ago)
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This is probably a simple questions but I am lost. I've installed my wiki, began a nice page and linked to some xls spread sheets. However I can't seem to be able to save them. I think I've double checked permissions etc through zope, but do the permissions have to be set at the root folder level and if so what are the required permissions? I just want to be able to easily modify a file and save it without that pesky " Opened as read only " error. Thanks so much..

... --Simon Michael, Thu, 27 Apr 2006 13:19:11 -0700 reply

Hi Smight. I am guessing you uploaded the spreadsheet using Zwiki's upload file feature, then you clicked on the link to open it up in your spreadsheet program. This downloads a local copy of the spreadsheet (to some temporary directory) and your changes will only be saved locally (and will be lost pretty soon.)

What you could do is re-upload the temporary spreadsheet file after your edit - edit the wiki page again, click browse and find the temporary file on your system, upload. I think it will replace the old copy, but I don't remember for sure.

That is tedious, so it may be better to configure and use the ExternalEditor product. Once your spreadsheet is uploaded, visit a url like http://your/wikifolder/externalEdit_/spreadsheet.xls (add the link to your wiki page to save typing). With luck, EE's zopeedit helper will start the spreadsheet program and this time when you save, the changes will be saved directly to the server.

That's still a bit tedious if you're working with many spreadsheet files. Another option is to open your wiki folder using a ftp or webdav-capable file manager (details depend on your platform) and then just open/edit/save the file directly.

Does this help ?

... --Smight, Thu, 27 Apr 2006 13:34:54 -0700 reply

Abso-freaking-lutely.. Thank you very much!!

... --simon, Mon, 01 May 2006 18:30:55 -0700 reply

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