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Old December 15th 07, 05:50 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
Tanmara
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Default Can two people open the same document and edit at the same time?

Does Microsoft have a Word product that allows you two people to open up the
same document and edit it at the same time? thank you,
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Old December 15th 07, 06:28 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
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No

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Does Microsoft have a Word product that allows you two people to open
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Old December 15th 07, 07:27 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
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"Tanmara" wrote:

Does Microsoft have a Word product that allows you two people to open up the
same document and look it at the same time? thank you,

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Old December 15th 07, 10:43 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
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Default Can two people open the same document and look at the same time?

Hi Tanmara,

Look at, yes - Microsoft Word supports that. The second person to open the document will simply get a warning message that the
document is already open, at which point, they can open it as read-only, get Word to notify them when the other person closes the
document, or cancel.

Editing - not really, although if the second person to access the document concurrently (ie the read-only version) saves their edits
using a different filename, that is possible also. But then it's no longer the same document.

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Does Microsoft have a Word product that allows you two people to open up the
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Old December 15th 07, 12:44 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
Terry Farrell[_2_]
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Default Can two people open the same document and look at the same time?

It is also possible to use Track Changes and then review and Combine changes
into a single document. But it isn't possible for two people to edit the
same instance of a document simultaneously.

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"macropod" wrote in message
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Hi Tanmara,

Look at, yes - Microsoft Word supports that. The second person to open the
document will simply get a warning message that the document is already
open, at which point, they can open it as read-only, get Word to notify
them when the other person closes the document, or cancel.

Editing - not really, although if the second person to access the document
concurrently (ie the read-only version) saves their edits using a
different filename, that is possible also. But then it's no longer the
same document.

Cheers
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macropod
[MVP - Microsoft Word]
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"Tanmara" wrote in message
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"Tanmara" wrote:

Does Microsoft have a Word product that allows you two people to open up
the
same document and look it at the same time? thank you,



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Old December 15th 07, 01:36 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Default Can two people open the same document and look at the same time?

There are products that permit semi-simultaneous editing. GoToMeeting (and
presumably LiveMeeting) permit users to simultaneously view a document on
one of them's computer and take turns editing it (the owner of the document
can temporarily turn editing control of the document over to the remote
viewer). I have experienced this with GoToMeeting when a user inveigled me
into "meeting" him online to look at a problem document. It was an odd
experience because I could see everything else that was going on on his
computer (including his mail client when he dodged out of the document
troubleshooting session to read and answer emails), but it did sort of work.

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"Terry Farrell" wrote in message
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It is also possible to use Track Changes and then review and Combine
changes into a single document. But it isn't possible for two people to
edit the same instance of a document simultaneously.

--
Terry Farrell - MS Word MVP

"macropod" wrote in message
...
Hi Tanmara,

Look at, yes - Microsoft Word supports that. The second person to open
the document will simply get a warning message that the document is
already open, at which point, they can open it as read-only, get Word to
notify them when the other person closes the document, or cancel.

Editing - not really, although if the second person to access the
document concurrently (ie the read-only version) saves their edits using
a different filename, that is possible also. But then it's no longer the
same document.

Cheers
--
macropod
[MVP - Microsoft Word]
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"Tanmara" wrote in message
...


"Tanmara" wrote:

Does Microsoft have a Word product that allows you two people to open
up the
same document and look it at the same time? thank you,






 




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