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SharePoint document libraries II: All about checkout

Clicking Check In command

Another way to check in a file.

You probably noticed in the animation that Ellen was prompted to check in the file after she closed it. This is a great convenience; however, if you checked out a file to your local drafts folder, and you don't have an Internet connection to your library, you won't be prompted to check in the file.

What do you do in this situation? Easy: You check it in when you reestablish an Internet connection to your library, for example, when you get back in the office. And you do that using your Web browser. Place your pointer over the file in the document library, click the down arrow that appears, and then click Check In.

Note    You could also open the file once you get back in the office and then close it. You'd be prompted to check it in at that point.

Important    No automated reminders will pop up, reminding you to check in a file. So take care to remember when you get back in the office.

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