4-10: Control Document Editing with Check Out

Solution overview

Type of solution


Features and tools

SharePoint document libraries, optional and required checkout, and Microsoft Office applications

Solution summary

Configure and manage document check out and check in.


Provide managed control over document editing to eliminate conflicting changes from multiple users.


When you check out a document, the document can be edited only by you. This prevents problems that can arise when multiple users try to make changes to a document at the same time. Check out places a lock on the file. While the document is checked out and locked, the changes you make are visible only to you. When you check in the document, changes you made become ...

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