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Office and SharePoint 2007 User's Guide: Integrating SharePoint with Excel, Outlook, Access, and Word by Michael P. Antonovich

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3.6. Editing Existing Pages with Check-Out and Check-In

In the first portion of this chapter, I did not mention the need for Check-Out or Check-In in regards to web pages. However, just like documents in a document library, you need to be concerned about locking your web pages while you edit them. Say you open a web page to make changes, and while you have it open for an extended time, another staff member opens the same web page to make changes; whoever saves their changes first loses because the second person to save could overwrite the changes saved by the first.

So what can you do to protect your web page while you have it open for editing? You check the page out just like you do with documents. Depending on whether your SharePoint administrator ...

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