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Microsoft® Office Groove® 2007 Step by Step by Barry Preppernau, John Pierce, Rick Jewell

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Managing Files in the SharePoint Files Tool

With the SharePoint Files tool, the synchronizer can also check out any file from SharePoint to the SharePoint Files tool or check in files that were checked out from SharePoint to the SharePoint Files tool. Checking in or out a file from SharePoint is not the same as adding or deleting the file.

When you check out a file from a SharePoint site, a copy of the file remains on the site in a read-only status so that others can still view the contents of the file from SharePoint. The file cannot be altered or modified in any way from SharePoint. The only way the file can again be modified from SharePoint is to have the file checked in again by the synchronizer. This allows only one version of the document ...

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