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Search for a document: cannot edit

  Asked By: Mariah    Date: Jul 24    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1338

Does anyone know how you can check out/edit a document that is opened
via a search result?

I know if you open a document as read only from within a library, you
have the option (provided you have the proper permissions) to
click "Edit Document" where it says "Server Document" in the DIP area.
I assumed you would be able to do the same no matter how you got to the
document. Unfortunately, when I did a search for a document and clicked
on the link to it, it opened as read only in Word (gave me options
to "open" or "save" so I picked "open"), but I found absolutely no way
to switch to "edit."

Any ideas? I'd really like people to be able to quickly search for a
document they need to work on and check out/edit easily. I don't want
them to always have to navigate into a library to find and edit



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Alexandra Lewis     Answered On: Jul 24

Are you using Office 2003 or 2007? In Office 2007 you should get a server  menu
entry where you can CheckOut the file. This will put it into edit  mode.

Answer #2    Answered By: Himanta Barthakur     Answered On: Jul 24

I'm using Office 2007. I see the option  you are referring to whenever
open  a document  from w/in a library  or even via a hyperlink that is
emailed to me. The only ones that don't work  properly are via search
results. And it appears to be the case whether it's a .doc or .docx.

Any ideas?

Answer #3    Answered By: Mansi Revenkar     Answered On: Jul 24

I am using Office 2007 and MOSS 2007. When I open  a document  from
search the Message Bar (just below where the DIP would appear) has a
Check Out link.

I can also (as was suggested) click the Office Button / Server /
Check-out to edit  the document.

Answer #4    Answered By: Lizette Mcconnell     Answered On: Jul 24

I wonder why my search  link doesn't provide that. As I said,
all other methods of opening a link  to a document  seem to work, but
the link provided to me in search does not allow check  out/edit
options anywhere once I open  the document.

Ideas on why this might happen in one environment and not another? Is
there possibly something wrong w/ our search setup, our MOSS setup,
or is it something else entirely? I imagine no one can answer this
for me w/out seeing our setup.

At least I know this isn't a "known issue", if it works okay for you.

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