Setting Check In/Out options

Setting Check In/Out options

The purpose of the Check In/Check Out category is to set options for file Check In/Check Out.

To set options for file Check In/Check Out:

  1. Select the Enable File Check In and Check Out option if you are working in a team environment (or working alone but from several different machines).

    This option is useful to let others know that you checked out a file for editing, or to alert yourself that you may have left a more recent version of a file on another machine.

  2. Select the Check Out Files when Opening option if you want to automatically check out files when you double-click to open them from the Files panel.
  3. Enter a check-out name.

    The check-out name appears in the Files panel alongside any files that are checked out; this enables team members to communicate with the right person if a file they need is checked out.

    If you work alone from several different machines, use a different check-out name on each machine (for example, AmyR-HomeMac and AmyR-OfficePC) so you’ll know where the latest version of the file is if you forget to check it in.

  4. Enter an e-mail address.

    If you enter an e-mail address, when you check out a file, your name appears in the Files panel as a link (blue and underlined) next to that file. If a team member clicks on the link, their default e-mail program opens a new message with the user’s e-mail address and a subject that corresponds to the file and site name.

Related topics

  • Setting up the Check In/Check Out system

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