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Microsoft® SharePoint® Foundation 2010 Inside Out by Penelope Coventry Errin O’Connor Troy Lanphier, Johnathan Lightfoot, Thomas Resing, and Michael Doyle

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Taking Content Offline by Using the Local Drafts Folder

As stated previously, there are several ways to take SharePoint content offline; the simplest mechanism is to use the local drafts folder (also referred to in some menus as the SharePoint Drafts folder. The process is easy and only requires that you 1) check out a document for editing from a document library, and 2) select the Use My Local Drafts Folder check box.

When you use this process to check out a document from its library, the original document is locked to prevent modification by any other user. A copy of the document is downloaded to the local file system where it can be altered. When the necessary alterations are complete, the document can again be uploaded to your SharePoint site ...

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