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Lock parts of a document when editing collaboratively
« on: August 17, 2009, 11:42:51 AM »
For example, you would highlight a paragraph that you don't want anyone else editing, or, that you only want certain people editing, and then right-click, "Lock". Or something similar.

Hope you consider this. It could be useful, if you don't want someone accidentally or maliciously deleting your document.

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Re: Lock parts of a document when editing collaboratively
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2009, 02:17:15 AM »
You can check in your files before editing them and you can set up the system to automatically check them in when in edition. This way the whole document is protected for another member edition.
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Re: Lock parts of a document when editing collaboratively
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2009, 02:43:22 PM »
For example, you would highlight a paragraph that you don't want anyone else editing, or, that you only want certain people editing, and then right-click, "Lock". Or something similar

Nice idea, but this will never happen.

Like carcam says, use checkout/checkin, it is the standard way of doing things.
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Re: Lock parts of a document when editing collaboratively
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2009, 10:47:48 AM »
Nice idea, but this will never happen.

I wouldn't say never, but most unlikely on the short run.  :)

I doubt we can find enough sponsors for this soon. Volunteering coders might be more likely... who knows.
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Re: Lock parts of a document when editing collaboratively
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2009, 07:30:46 PM »
I'll bet you a pint of beer Conrado - since never is a very long time I'd say it won't happen in the next 5 years. :)

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Re: Lock parts of a document when editing collaboratively
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2009, 09:49:56 PM »
Ha! Deal!  ;D
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Re: Lock parts of a document when editing collaboratively
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2014, 04:26:09 AM »
Well August 28, 2014 is coming up fast. Is this feature yet implemented? If not you still have time ;)
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Re: Lock parts of a document when editing collaboratively
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2014, 11:21:43 AM »
Oh no!

Where are you nowadays, Pet?

I should know so that I decide whether I FedEX or buy you the beer in person.

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Re: Lock parts of a document when editing collaboratively
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2014, 08:16:39 PM »
These are nice tools when editing but can we also incorporate some of the cooler things from MS Word?







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Re: Lock parts of a document when editing collaboratively
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2016, 10:09:00 PM »
@Conrado for a long time my forum password was unable to be reset. I could not use the reset password function because it did not email me, but Natalia fixed it for me. At least now I can log back in!
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