SharePoint document libraries II: All about checkout

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Does your company use a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 site, or does it use Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007? If so, you should take this second course on document libraries. You'll learn how to check out a file so that only you can work on it. You'll also learn how to check in files, plus other helpful details.

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About this course

This course includes:

  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Know why you'd want to check out and check in a file.

  • Check out and check in a file.

  • Know where a file is stored when you check it out.

Before you begin

You should be able to add and edit files on a SharePoint library, or take SharePoint document libraries I: Introduction to sharing files.

Topics in this course

  1. How to check out and check in files

  2. The overall process

  3. How to check out and check in a file

  4. Where the file is located

  5. Checkout using the SharePoint Drafts folder

  6. For Windows Vista users

  7. Another way to check in a file

  8. What other people see when a file is checked out

  9. When you change your mind

  10. Some libraries require checkout

  11. Your version is important

  12. Quick reference card

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