Symptoms

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”.

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Cause

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

Resolution

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. 

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  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.