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site member group can only open read-only version of the document

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 05, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

Hi there,

According to this video:
more than 1 person can open a word document and edit it at the same time.

When I test it, it doesn't work.
I can open it fine but my colleague can only open a read-only version.
We're both using Office 2010.
I found out that I'm part of OWNER group, while the other guy is just a MEMBER group.

I've checked the permission for MEMBER, it has "contribute" permission, which allow him to edit document library:
<label for="idspnidEditListItems">Edit Items  -  Edit items in lists, edit documents in document libraries, and customize Web Part Pages in document libraries. </label>

If I add him to OWNER group, he can work on it like the one on the video (link above).
Or, I can add individual user and assign DESIGNER role to it.

My question is: why he has to be in the OWNER group (or DESIGNER role)?
since we have many people working on the document but only 1 person to be included in the OWNER group, it's not a good idea to add everyone to OWNER

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