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Opening Document: Sometimes asks about open/edit, other times opens straightaway: Why?

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 15, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

Greetings all,

Another end-user question that I can't answer (but maybe someone can help with):

When users open documents from home (typically) but sometimes from here within the network, Sharepoint does not ask if they want to OPEN or EDIT the document. The result is that the system automatically opens for EDITING, which has the effect of checking the document out.

Of course, they don't realize they have the document checked out, and it creates a hassle when others need to work on it instead.

Any ideas about how we can enforce the pop-up in all cases, e.g., so people ALWAYS have to select whether they want to open or check out/edit, in all cases?

Thanks for your suggestions!


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