Word 2010 - Simultaneous Access Offline RRS feed

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  • Hello everyone,

    I am working on a project where I have to provide a solution where  the users would be able to work simultaneously on a Word document but, there should not be any internet connection. So, there should be some ad hoc network where users will be able to share files between each other, and collaborate  in Microsoft Word documents.

    Could you please give me any suggestions for doing this?

    Thank you very much in advance.



    Tuesday, June 7, 2016 8:22 AM


  • I do not believe Word 2010 allows multiple users to edit a document simultaneously. When one has the document open, it can only be opened in read-only mode by others. Perhaps Sharepoint allows something, but I am not aware of it.

    Consider having discrete documents for different portions of your project and then combining them at the end. You would want these to be based on the same template and have the same Styles. All formatting should be done using Styles.

    Do not use the Master Documents "Feature" as it will likely destroy your work.

    Charles Kenyon Madison, WI

    • Edited by Charles Kenyon Tuesday, June 7, 2016 12:02 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Steve Fan Thursday, June 16, 2016 9:04 AM
    • Marked as answer by Steve Fan Friday, June 17, 2016 9:16 AM
    Tuesday, June 7, 2016 12:01 PM

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