|Dec 28, 2014, 12:49 PM||#26|
Bugs in Microsoft Office, and an answer in Ask Different
The / bug is one of a number of old bugs; Microsoft has not properly updated apps such as Excel to work with POSIX-compliant use of the HFS Plus file system by Mac OS X. It's vaguely possible that no-one has reported the bugs to Microsoft.
In Ask Different: Excel 2011 Opens Spreadsheet As Read-Only – today's answer from me goes beyond the / example.
The opening poster's case
|Apr 17, 2015, 03:53 PM||#28|
In my firm we have a Mac file server on our network and all users belong to a group that has read/write permissions to certain folders. A user complained about not being able to save a file on the server after working on it - she could save to other locations but not over this specific XLSX file. I reset the permissions on the folder and then checked the excel file. Sure enough, the read-only tag still appeared. I then duplicated the file and opened that. Interestingly it did not have a read-only tag. I then added some text, saved, closed and re-opened the file, and the read-only text did not appear. So for now, I have solved my problem but am unsure what caused it. The file in question does not have any slashes, only alphabet characters, and there is no hidden file with the ~ symbol. I was able to delete the file after confirming my duplicate was working, but only from a Windows machine.
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