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  Asked By: Christopher    Date: Oct 22    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 820

I just wondering if there is a way to make this:

- Go into the Document Library

- Open a word document

- From someplace inside Word Check-out that document???

This is because We don't want the people to go to the "traumatic" process of
download a document and then upload, we want they have all the control.



8 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Daamodar Kolhe     Answered On: Oct 22

Are you using V2 Beta or V1. If you are using the version 1 SPS, you should be
able to navigate to the documnet using word  and check  it out from with in word.
Is this not what you need?

Answer #2    Answered By: Emerson Franks     Answered On: Oct 22

Not if you're using Word 97. Later versions of Office support
SharePoint's versioning I believe...

Answer #3    Answered By: Ned Storm     Answered On: Oct 22

Yes that sounds correct.
With the sdk, you can do quite a bit. I have done something like this with an
xml editor. Basically, I added menu options to open  from the repository. This
brought up a "File Open" form that would let the users see the library as a
treeview not unlike an explorer view. They could then open the file. The sdk
code would go in check  the status of the document  and do a check out if needed.
Then copy the file to a local directory and had the xml content editor open it
from the tmp dir. This is obviously a slimmed down version of the tool, but I
suppose that you could do the same with Word97.

Answer #4    Answered By: Myron Calhoun     Answered On: Oct 22

Well, thanks everybody for your help

I have a SPS 1 and Windows 2000 with office xp

The option for ¡°check-out¡± from office doesn¡¯t exists (in the document
opened from the portal, because if I open  Word from the desktop, and save a
document, the option did appear)

I will try to do it from SDK.

Answer #5    Answered By: Rena William     Answered On: Oct 22

I hate to be simple, but it sounds like you aren't using an enhanced folder.
Are you?

Answer #6    Answered By: Shanda Nolan     Answered On: Oct 22

As a matter of fact I can use a check  out from a Web folder, even from Word

But if I open  the document  from the sharepoint portal, word  opens but this
option doesn't show.

Answer #7    Answered By: Bailey Lewis     Answered On: Oct 22

Apply service pack of office xp and also of sps and check,

Answer #8    Answered By: Quentin Cummings     Answered On: Oct 22

The only option with SPS 1.0 is to install the Client Tools (available on the
CD). Once installed, a user with Word and the client tools can open, edit and
save the document  to the portal directly in Word.

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