Fix "by design" bug where metadata columns get locked when saving to SharePoint libraries from Office applications
There is currently a bug when saving documents between libraries, with differing content types. Upon attempting to save the document, one or more of the metadata fields becomes greyed out and unselectable. This is particularly frustrating when it occurs to a required column as the only workaround is to save a copy locally then manually import into SharePoint afterwards.
The same issue is intermittent when saving brand new documents into SharePoint libraries, however, has not been consistently captured like the other example above.
Multiple tickets have been lodged with Microsoft Support with no real progress made so far. The only suggestion made has been to raise this as in idea in this forum, hoping it will pick up enough traction so something can be done about this.
Lisa Seddon commented
Yes, this is discouraging to users.