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Check in dialogue does not show when closing word

Posted By:      Posted Date: August 26, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

In a document library that has check in and check out required a user on this network found that when they close word after editting a document, there isn't a dialogue asking whether a user wishes to check a document in.

This is how it normally works and without the dialogue there's all the likelyhood that many documents wont be checked in.

I did some testing and i found that the SharePoint drafts folder is located on a network drive. If i uncheck the box that says use local drafts folder on one of the dialogs that appear when openning a document then asks me if i want to check in the document when i close word, if i change the default location of the sharepoint drafts folder to a local folder then the dialog appears also. I can only assume there are some ACL's or File system atributes that tell word that the document needs to be checked in and those attributes are not read correctly if the document is on a network drive (perhaps ACL's are locked?).

You can change the default location with regedit or in one of the office programs so i was thinking that perhaps we could roll out a registry setting in the login script to default the sharepoint drafts folder to a local one, any other suggestions?

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