Files Unable to Use RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have multiple users and multiple versions of Office. Now that some people have the most current version we have issues with them locking up files for editing. If they have a word document open in read only, I can not go in and Edit that Document. If I have it open in read only with the older version anyone can still go in and edit that information. This is how we need it at our company. Does anyone know if there is a fix for this or is it just how the newer Microsoft will be?
    Wednesday, May 21, 2014 1:09 PM


  • Hi,

    This is how the new Office works. You can choose the option of Create a local copy and merge your changes later in File In Use dialog. This way, there will be two documents with separate sets of edits.

    You can choose to merge your changes at a later time, or go to the Review tab, click Compare. You'll see a dialog in which you can choose which original documents to combine.

    Hope this helps.


    Ethan Hua CHN
    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, May 22, 2014 7:40 AM