Edit metadata of document not the document RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    Is it possibile (how) to set a privileges in that way that user can modify metadata/tags of document (word file), but not the content of document (in document library)?

    best regards


    • Moved by Mike Walsh FIN Monday, July 19, 2010 9:12 AM admin q (From:SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion (pre-SharePoint 2010))
    Monday, July 19, 2010 8:49 AM


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  • If they can access the document library and also have not been blocked from accessing the document itself, then they can both amend the metadata and can access and edit the document itself.

    So SharePoint can not do what you want.

    You will have to block amending the document in other ways such as maybe password protecting it so it can't even be read or using rights management software to block people from doing more than read the document.


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    • Marked as answer by Paul Galvin Monday, July 19, 2010 9:48 AM
    Monday, July 19, 2010 9:15 AM
  • Thanks Mike for your reply. My problem is that  I need quite flexible proviliges.

    I've got group of users and document. All users can modify the metadata and view document, but only one user (so called current user - CU ), can modify the content of document. CU can assign the document to other user and the new user become a CU.

    So any ideas that could help me?

    Best regards

    Monday, July 19, 2010 9:22 AM
  • Allow the group to make modifications to the document Require Content Approval and have the CU either approve or reject the document. You can set the version control properties such that only the approver and submitter see the drafts until the changnes have either been approved or if rejected they never see the proposed changes..



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    • Marked as answer by aguirre79 Monday, July 19, 2010 11:43 AM
    Monday, July 19, 2010 9:49 AM
  • To meet that kind of requirement, you would need to a fair amount of custom work, possibly via visual studio workflow.

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    • Marked as answer by aguirre79 Monday, July 19, 2010 11:43 AM
    Monday, July 19, 2010 9:49 AM