When trying to load a specification you receive the following error message: “The document [document path] is read only. To view this document in read only format please open it in the references view via the Browse tab”.



This message is displayed when your document is set to read-only in Microsoft Windows.


You must turn off the read-only attribute in Windows:

  1. Find the NBS file you are trying to open in File Explorer.
  2. Right-click on it and click Properties. 

  3. On the General tab un-tick the read only tick box in attributes and click Apply.
  4. You should now be able to open the specification file for editing.