development softwares so far used by this writer may allow easy change
on the 'read-only' attribute of the file while development work is in
progress without closing the software nor saving the work file to
Here the "File Explorer" may simply be re-opened and at
the "Property" option for the file the 'read-only' box may be
Some of these
softwares with the said convenience are two softwares for webpage
development: "KompoZer" and "Publisher" (in Microsoft Office), also
"Paint" of the Windows OS (operating system), as well as "Notepad" of
the Windows OS.
Certain softwares in Microsoft Office on the other hand may have the
peculiarity that its associated work file being developed having
'read-only' property may not be so easily modified.
Here if a 'read-only' file being developed is to be saved, it seems the
only available option is to save the file under a different name
without changing the original file's attribute, then delete the
original file and rename the new updated file to the original's name.
Some Microsoft Office softwares with the apparently peculiar
property that the writer so far encountered are "Word" (word
processing"), "Excel" (spreadsheet calculation), "Access" (database
'Access' version 2010 or later when opened before any work is done may
give warning that the associated database file was opened
as 'read-only' and that only data in the database may be changed but
not the design. The file must be closed first before a change in the
'read-only' setting takes effect.
Both 'Word' and 'Excel' have no similar warning, only preventing the
saving of updated workfile to the original workfile's name. The file
must also be closed first before a change in 'read-only' setting