Phalgu

Hi All,

I have a document library. I want the files to be checked out to my local machine. I'm aware of a dialog window that is supposed to come up, allowing me to check-out the file to a local drafts folder. But i don't get this option. Whenever i click on check-out, the file gets checked out automatically into some unknown location.

Is there something that can be done to enable this option How can i make that dialog window appear while checking-out my files

Please reply as soon as possible if you can help, as this is kind of urgent.

Thanks a lot




Re: SharePoint - Design and Customization Check-out from Document Library

smc750

This feature is not available on WSS only installs.




Re: SharePoint - Design and Customization Check-out from Document Library

Phalgu

Hi

Thanks a lot for the reply.

The installation i'm using is MOSS 2007. Is this the same you meant If not, how can i activate this feature






Re: SharePoint - Design and Customization Check-out from Document Library

smc750

what kind of files are your working with






Re: SharePoint - Design and Customization Check-out from Document Library

Phalgu

Several kinds .doc, .ppt, .pdf,.zip.






Re: SharePoint - Design and Customization Check-out from Document Library

smc750

Do you have any applications on the client machine that are associated with those file types If there are no applications associated with the file extension then that option will not show up. For instance, do you have Microsoft Word installed on the client machine and if not do you have the ".doc" file extension associated with "WordPad"






Re: SharePoint - Design and Customization Check-out from Document Library

Phalgu

Hi,

I think i've got it now. It's because i was using Office 2003. As far as i've noticed, any machine not having Office 2007 or any one product from the office suite, will not support this feature. That is, the dialog box for checking out to a local drafts folder will not show up. This can be rectified by upgrading or installing Office 2007 or any product from this suite.

Thanks a lot for your replies. I sincerely appreciate your help.