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synchronization of files

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by JJL, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. JJL

    JJL Flightless Bird

    Hello. Two questions:
    1) So if multiple people are editing the same file - how does that get
    resolved? What if they were editing the same line - who's changes take
    precidence?
    2) Do we end up saving our document (word for example) in a 'groove' folder
    on our hard drive? on our network? is the document stored in your file
    repository?
    Thanks.
     
  2. JoAnn Paules [MVP]

    JoAnn Paules [MVP] Flightless Bird

    I had an Excel file that several departments whanted to share. I asked the
    Excel MVPs about that and they told me to avoid it at all costs.
    Unfortunately these departments insisted. It 's a nightmare just waiting to
    happen. I no longer work with that file so I can't tell you if it's still
    working properly. Just the other week we had another instance of various
    depts wanting to share a spreadsheet. I talked them out of that one.

    Why is it necessary for multiple people to access the file at the same time?

    --
    JoAnn Paules
    MVP Microsoft [Publisher]
    Tech Editor for "Microsoft Publisher 2007 For Dummies"



    "JJL" <JJL@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:3A7A1A45-322A-4646-A31A-A38DF7466EA4@microsoft.com...
    > Hello. Two questions:
    > 1) So if multiple people are editing the same file - how does that get
    > resolved? What if they were editing the same line - who's changes take
    > precidence?
    > 2) Do we end up saving our document (word for example) in a 'groove'
    > folder
    > on our hard drive? on our network? is the document stored in your file
    > repository?
    > Thanks.
     
  3. Db

    Db Flightless Bird

    in access, the database could
    be edited.

    however, others could only
    view the database while it
    was being edited.

    basically access allowed one
    instance of editing and it
    locked the database as
    read only for every one
    else.

    might want to search for
    collaboration or
    locking users

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    "JJL" <JJL@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:3A7A1A45-322A-4646-A31A-A38DF7466EA4@microsoft.com...
    > Hello. Two questions:
    > 1) So if multiple people are editing the same file - how does that get
    > resolved? What if they were editing the same line - who's changes take
    > precidence?
    > 2) Do we end up saving our document (word for example) in a 'groove'
    > folder
    > on our hard drive? on our network? is the document stored in your file
    > repository?
    > Thanks.
     
  4. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Not so, Access should be set to lock only the record actually being
    edited. See Record locking in Access Help.

    Db wrote:
    > in access, the database could
    > be edited.
    >
    > however, others could only
    > view the database while it
    > was being edited.
    >
    > basically access allowed one
    > instance of editing and it
    > locked the database as
    > read only for every one
    > else.
    >
    > might want to search for
    > collaboration or
    > locking users
    >
     

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