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read only if file is already open

mark40
Explorer | Level 3

Hello

 

Is there a setting or way of making a file 'read only' if it is already open by another team member? Specifically Excel but Word also. 

 

We get the badge to notify us if someone else already has the file open but as the team grows, conflicted copies are becoming more common due to simultaneous editing, so a setting that would prevent 2 people editing the same document at the same time would be very helpful.

 

Many thanks

 

Mark

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Re: read only if file is already open

Mark
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I'm afraid the only solution is the Dropbox Badge


 


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Re: read only if file is already open

Walter
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I'm not sure about this, but could our file locking feature be a better option than the Dropbox Badge in your case @mark40?

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Re: read only if file is already open

mark40
Explorer | Level 3
Thanks for your replies

I don't think the file locking would work as the files need to be accessed pretty frequently by different people throughout the day.
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