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Collaboratyion on a single document

  Asked By: Kiara    Date: May 22    Category: MOSS    Views: 768

In Sharepoint 2003 we had to ckeck put the files before workin on it.

In MOSS 2007 is it possible to work on a document at the same time by different
users.Assuming there are different owners for different sections of a proposal
document.Can multiple users work on the same document but different sections at
the same time without checking out the document.



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Candy Walter     Answered On: May 22

If two users work on the same file while its not checked out the last
person to save their changes wins. That is a function of how Word
works, not SharePoint. Once the document  has been opened it is totally
under the control of the desktop application.

So no, multiple users should not work on different sections of the same
document simultaneously.

Answer #2    Answered By: Leanne Rios     Answered On: May 22

Is the document  saved one file or multiple files, one for each section ?

Sharepoint will just treat each file as a separate single  item so if all
sections are in one physical file then no but if they are in multiple files (by
splitting the word doc into sections) then yes, but this would also be true of

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