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Open document in read only by default in JavaScript (ES5) DocumentEditor control

25 Oct 2021 / 2 minutes to read

In this article, we are going to see how to open a document in read only mode by default in DocumentEditor & DocumentEditorContainer.

Opening a document in read only mode by default in DocumentEditor

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index.js
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var documenteditor = new ej.documenteditor.DocumentEditor({
    isReadOnly: false
});

documenteditor.serviceUrl = 'https://ej2services.syncfusion.com/production/web-services/api/documenteditor/';
documenteditor.documentChange = () => {
    documenteditor.isReadOnly=true;
};
documenteditor.enableAllModules();
documenteditor.appendTo('#DocumentEditor');
let data = '{"sections":[{"sectionFormat":{"pageWidth":612,"pageHeight":792,"leftMargin":72,"rightMargin":72,"topMargin":72,"bottomMargin":72,"differentFirstPage":false,"differentOddAndEvenPages":false,"headerDistance":36,"footerDistance":36,"bidi":false},"blocks":[{"paragraphFormat":{"afterSpacing":30,"styleName":"Heading 1","listFormat":{}},"characterFormat":{},"inlines":[{"characterFormat":{},"text":"Adventure Works Cycles"}]}],"headersFooters":{"header":{"blocks":[{"paragraphFormat":{"listFormat":{}},"characterFormat":{},"inlines":[]}]},"footer":{"blocks":[{"paragraphFormat":{"listFormat":{}},"characterFormat":{},"inlines":[]}]}}}],"characterFormat":{"bold":false,"italic":false,"fontSize":11,"fontFamily":"Calibri","underline":"None","strikethrough":"None","baselineAlignment":"Normal","highlightColor":"NoColor","fontColor":"empty","fontSizeBidi":11,"fontFamilyBidi":"Calibri","allCaps":false},"paragraphFormat":{"leftIndent":0,"rightIndent":0,"firstLineIndent":0,"textAlignment":"Left","beforeSpacing":0,"afterSpacing":0,"lineSpacing":1.0791666507720947,"lineSpacingType":"Multiple","listFormat":{},"bidi":false},"defaultTabWidth":36,"trackChanges":false,"enforcement":false,"hashValue":"","saltValue":"","formatting":false,"protectionType":"NoProtection","dontUseHTMLParagraphAutoSpacing":false,"formFieldShading":true,"styles":[{"name":"Normal","type":"Paragraph","paragraphFormat":{"lineSpacing":1.149999976158142,"lineSpacingType":"Multiple","listFormat":{}},"characterFormat":{"fontFamily":"Calibri"},"next":"Normal"},{"name":"Default Paragraph Font","type":"Character","characterFormat":{}},{"name":"Heading 1 Char","type":"Character","characterFormat":{"fontSize":16,"fontFamily":"Calibri Light","fontColor":"#2F5496"},"basedOn":"Default Paragraph Font"},{"name":"Heading 1","type":"Paragraph","paragraphFormat":{"beforeSpacing":12,"afterSpacing":0,"outlineLevel":"Level1","listFormat":{}},"characterFormat":{"fontSize":16,"fontFamily":"Calibri Light","fontColor":"#2F5496"},"basedOn":"Normal","link":"Heading 1 Char","next":"Normal"},{"name":"Heading 2 Char","type":"Character","characterFormat":{"fontSize":13,"fontFamily":"Calibri Light","fontColor":"#2F5496"},"basedOn":"Default Paragraph Font"},{"name":"Heading 2","type":"Paragraph","paragraphFormat":{"beforeSpacing":2,"afterSpacing":6,"outlineLevel":"Level2","listFormat":{}},"characterFormat":{"fontSize":13,"fontFamily":"Calibri Light","fontColor":"#2F5496"},"basedOn":"Normal","link":"Heading 2 Char","next":"Normal"},{"name":"Heading 3","type":"Paragraph","paragraphFormat":{"leftIndent":0,"rightIndent":0,"firstLineIndent":0,"textAlignment":"Left","beforeSpacing":2,"afterSpacing":0,"lineSpacing":1.0791666507720947,"lineSpacingType":"Multiple","outlineLevel":"Level3","listFormat":{}},"characterFormat":{"fontSize":12,"fontFamily":"Calibri Light","fontColor":"#1F3763"},"basedOn":"Normal","link":"Heading 3 Char","next":"Normal"},{"name":"Heading 3 Char","type":"Character","characterFormat":{"fontSize":12,"fontFamily":"Calibri Light","fontColor":"#1F3763"},"basedOn":"Default Paragraph Font"},{"name":"Heading 4","type":"Paragraph","paragraphFormat":{"leftIndent":0,"rightIndent":0,"firstLineIndent":0,"textAlignment":"Left","beforeSpacing":2,"afterSpacing":0,"lineSpacing":1.0791666507720947,"lineSpacingType":"Multiple","outlineLevel":"Level4","listFormat":{}},"characterFormat":{"italic":true,"fontFamily":"Calibri Light","fontColor":"#2F5496"},"basedOn":"Normal","link":"Heading 4 Char","next":"Normal"},{"name":"Heading 4 Char","type":"Character","characterFormat":{"italic":true,"fontFamily":"Calibri Light","fontColor":"#2F5496"},"basedOn":"Default Paragraph Font"},{"name":"Heading 5","type":"Paragraph","paragraphFormat":{"leftIndent":0,"rightIndent":0,"firstLineIndent":0,"textAlignment":"Left","beforeSpacing":2,"afterSpacing":0,"lineSpacing":1.0791666507720947,"lineSpacingType":"Multiple","outlineLevel":"Level5","listFormat":{}},"characterFormat":{"fontFamily":"Calibri Light","fontColor":"#2F5496"},"basedOn":"Normal","link":"Heading 5 Char","next":"Normal"},{"name":"Heading 5 Char","type":"Character","characterFormat":{"fontFamily":"Calibri Light","fontColor":"#2F5496"},"basedOn":"Default Paragraph Font"},{"name":"Heading 6","type":"Paragraph","paragraphFormat":{"leftIndent":0,"rightIndent":0,"firstLineIndent":0,"textAlignment":"Left","beforeSpacing":2,"afterSpacing":0,"lineSpacing":1.0791666507720947,"lineSpacingType":"Multiple","outlineLevel":"Level6","listFormat":{}},"characterFormat":{"fontFamily":"Calibri Light","fontColor":"#1F3763"},"basedOn":"Normal","link":"Heading 6 Char","next":"Normal"},{"name":"Heading 6 Char","type":"Character","characterFormat":{"fontFamily":"Calibri Light","fontColor":"#1F3763"},"basedOn":"Default Paragraph Font"}],"lists":[],"abstractLists":[],"comments":[],"revisions":[],"customXml":[]}';
// Open the default document
documenteditor.open(data);
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<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
    <title>EJ2 Animation</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript UI Controls">
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-documenteditor/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-buttons/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-dropdowns/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-inputs/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-lists/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-navigations/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-popups/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet"> 
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>
 
<body>
    
    <div id="container">   
        
        <div id="DocumentEditor" style="height:420px">
            
        </div>
    </div>

 
<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>

Opening a document in ready only mode by default in DocumentEditorContainer

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var documenteditorContainer = new ej.documenteditor.DocumentEditorContainer({ enableToolbar: true });
    ej.documenteditor.DocumentEditorContainer.Inject(ej.documenteditor.Toolbar);
    documenteditorContainer.serviceUrl = 'https://ej2services.syncfusion.com/production/web-services/api/documenteditor/';
    //DocumentEditorContainer control rendering starts
    documenteditorContainer.documentChange = () => {
    documenteditorContainer.restrictEditing=true;
};
documenteditorContainer.appendTo('#DocumentEditor');
let data= {"sections":[{"sectionFormat":{"pageWidth":612,"pageHeight":792,"leftMargin":72,"rightMargin":72,"topMargin":72,"bottomMargin":72,"differentFirstPage":false,"differentOddAndEvenPages":false,"headerDistance":36,"footerDistance":36,"bidi":false},"blocks":[{"paragraphFormat":{"afterSpacing":30,"styleName":"Heading 1","listFormat":{}},"characterFormat":{},"inlines":[{"characterFormat":{},"text":"Adventure Works Cycles"}]}],"headersFooters":{"header":{"blocks":[{"paragraphFormat":{"listFormat":{}},"characterFormat":{},"inlines":[]}]},"footer":{"blocks":[{"paragraphFormat":{"listFormat":{}},"characterFormat":{},"inlines":[]}]}}}],"characterFormat":{"bold":false,"italic":false,"fontSize":11,"fontFamily":"Calibri","underline":"None","strikethrough":"None","baselineAlignment":"Normal","highlightColor":"NoColor","fontColor":"empty","fontSizeBidi":11,"fontFamilyBidi":"Calibri","allCaps":false},"paragraphFormat":{"leftIndent":0,"rightIndent":0,"firstLineIndent":0,"textAlignment":"Left","beforeSpacing":0,"afterSpacing":0,"lineSpacing":1.0791666507720947,"lineSpacingType":"Multiple","listFormat":{},"bidi":false},"defaultTabWidth":36,"trackChanges":false,"enforcement":false,"hashValue":"","saltValue":"","formatting":false,"protectionType":"NoProtection","dontUseHTMLParagraphAutoSpacing":false,"formFieldShading":true,"styles":[{"name":"Normal","type":"Paragraph","paragraphFormat":{"lineSpacing":1.149999976158142,"lineSpacingType":"Multiple","listFormat":{}},"characterFormat":{"fontFamily":"Calibri"},"next":"Normal"},{"name":"Default Paragraph Font","type":"Character","characterFormat":{}},{"name":"Heading 1 Char","type":"Character","characterFormat":{"fontSize":16,"fontFamily":"Calibri Light","fontColor":"#2F5496"},"basedOn":"Default Paragraph Font"},{"name":"Heading 1","type":"Paragraph","paragraphFormat":{"beforeSpacing":12,"afterSpacing":0,"outlineLevel":"Level1","listFormat":{}},"characterFormat":{"fontSize":16,"fontFamily":"Calibri Light","fontColor":"#2F5496"},"basedOn":"Normal","link":"Heading 1 Char","next":"Normal"},{"name":"Heading 2 Char","type":"Character","characterFormat":{"fontSize":13,"fontFamily":"Calibri Light","fontColor":"#2F5496"},"basedOn":"Default Paragraph Font"},{"name":"Heading 2","type":"Paragraph","paragraphFormat":{"beforeSpacing":2,"afterSpacing":6,"outlineLevel":"Level2","listFormat":{}},"characterFormat":{"fontSize":13,"fontFamily":"Calibri Light","fontColor":"#2F5496"},"basedOn":"Normal","link":"Heading 2 Char","next":"Normal"},{"name":"Heading 3","type":"Paragraph","paragraphFormat":{"leftIndent":0,"rightIndent":0,"firstLineIndent":0,"textAlignment":"Left","beforeSpacing":2,"afterSpacing":0,"lineSpacing":1.0791666507720947,"lineSpacingType":"Multiple","outlineLevel":"Level3","listFormat":{}},"characterFormat":{"fontSize":12,"fontFamily":"Calibri Light","fontColor":"#1F3763"},"basedOn":"Normal","link":"Heading 3 Char","next":"Normal"},{"name":"Heading 3 Char","type":"Character","characterFormat":{"fontSize":12,"fontFamily":"Calibri Light","fontColor":"#1F3763"},"basedOn":"Default Paragraph Font"},{"name":"Heading 4","type":"Paragraph","paragraphFormat":{"leftIndent":0,"rightIndent":0,"firstLineIndent":0,"textAlignment":"Left","beforeSpacing":2,"afterSpacing":0,"lineSpacing":1.0791666507720947,"lineSpacingType":"Multiple","outlineLevel":"Level4","listFormat":{}},"characterFormat":{"italic":true,"fontFamily":"Calibri Light","fontColor":"#2F5496"},"basedOn":"Normal","link":"Heading 4 Char","next":"Normal"},{"name":"Heading 4 Char","type":"Character","characterFormat":{"italic":true,"fontFamily":"Calibri Light","fontColor":"#2F5496"},"basedOn":"Default Paragraph Font"},{"name":"Heading 5","type":"Paragraph","paragraphFormat":{"leftIndent":0,"rightIndent":0,"firstLineIndent":0,"textAlignment":"Left","beforeSpacing":2,"afterSpacing":0,"lineSpacing":1.0791666507720947,"lineSpacingType":"Multiple","outlineLevel":"Level5","listFormat":{}},"characterFormat":{"fontFamily":"Calibri Light","fontColor":"#2F5496"},"basedOn":"Normal","link":"Heading 5 Char","next":"Normal"},{"name":"Heading 5 Char","type":"Character","characterFormat":{"fontFamily":"Calibri Light","fontColor":"#2F5496"},"basedOn":"Default Paragraph Font"},{"name":"Heading 6","type":"Paragraph","paragraphFormat":{"leftIndent":0,"rightIndent":0,"firstLineIndent":0,"textAlignment":"Left","beforeSpacing":2,"afterSpacing":0,"lineSpacing":1.0791666507720947,"lineSpacingType":"Multiple","outlineLevel":"Level6","listFormat":{}},"characterFormat":{"fontFamily":"Calibri Light","fontColor":"#1F3763"},"basedOn":"Normal","link":"Heading 6 Char","next":"Normal"},{"name":"Heading 6 Char","type":"Character","characterFormat":{"fontFamily":"Calibri Light","fontColor":"#1F3763"},"basedOn":"Default Paragraph Font"}],"lists":[],"abstractLists":[],"comments":[],"revisions":[],"customXml":[]};
// Open the default document
documenteditorContainer.documentEditor.open(JSON.stringify(data));
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<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
    <title>EJ2 Animation</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript UI Controls">
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion">
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-documenteditor/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-buttons/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-base/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-dropdowns/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-inputs/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-lists/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-navigations/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-popups/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <link href="//cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/ej2-splitbuttons/styles/fabric.css" rel="stylesheet"> 
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>
 
<body>
    
    <div id="container">   
        
        <div id="DocumentEditor" style="height:420px">
            
        </div>
    </div>

 
<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>

Note: You can use the restrictEditing in DocumentEditorContainer and isReadOnly in DocumentEditor based on your requirement to change component to read only mode.