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    Collaboration features (Post 2000)

    I'm currently still using office 2000, but wondering whether any of the newer office features (eg sharepoint services etc) have a solution for my collaboration needs. I work on large documents with several chapters and would like a feature where each collaborator could work on their own chapter at the same time.

    I don't want a system where anyone can change anything - that leads to too much reconcilliation work - even if the system does flag the paragraphs needing reconciliation. Rather, I want a system where I can check out a chapter so that other people know not to work on it. A check-out system combined with the old master document feature would work (if it _did_ work).

    My reading of the MS website suggests that sharepoint does not yet provide what I want. Is this indeed the case?

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    Re: Collaboration features (Post 2000)

    Sharepoint doesn't do it? I thought it did, but maybe not with Office 2000.

    We use WORLDOX, which maintains index and lock files on your file server to enforce check-outs. It integrates with Word and Excel 2000+ using global templates. More information: WORLDOX Document Management System (we actually don't use this latest release yet).

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    Re: Collaboration features (Post 2000)

    I think it does check-in-out, but what I need is a check in and out of _sections_ of documents (eg chapters). I then need to have the parts linked together in some way (eg for numbering, contents pages and printing).

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    Re: Collaboration features (Post 2000)

    In that situation, it probably would be best to keep the chapters in separate documents. Or try a content management system, most of which are oriented toward generating web content.

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