I am writing a document with Libreoffice Writer. I would like to set a part of it as read-only, while the rest of the document as non-read-only.

Is it possible to do it? How?

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Yes, this is possible. You can insert a "section" (Menu Insert -> Section...) and set that section read-only:

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The OpenOffice.org Wiki has more information about using sections for page layout.

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    In a nutshell: you can later toggle the protection through Format → Sections... and you can select a bunch of existing text when creating a section (that selection will be moved into the new section).
    – njsg
    Mar 26, 2012 at 14:02
  • @tohuwawohu Thanx, you're right :-) Mar 26, 2012 at 14:20

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