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Can "Use my local drafts folder" option be entirely disabled?

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  • Is there a a way to disable the "Use my local drafts folder" option (upon check-out) entirely?

    We have a SharePoint 2007 library with some users running Office 2007 and some running Office 2003.  Check-out is required for editing.  I would prefer users not even be presented with that option regardless of which Office product(s) they have loaded.

    Possible?  If so, how?!?!?!
    Friday, July 31, 2009 3:13 PM

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  • Hi,

     

    I think there is no option to change the default behavior of save local drafts folder, it’s by design.

     

    But you can set the "Use my local drafts folder" option to be unchecked by default in the dialog: Open Office Word>Click on the office button, Word options>Click on Save >Configure to "The server drafts location on this computer" – try to change this to "The web server"

    After this, the option will be unchecked by default when editing document.


    Hope it helps.


    Xue-Mei Chang
    • Proposed as answer by Ben Lee 101 Thursday, August 20, 2009 8:29 AM
    • Marked as answer by Mike Walsh FIN Thursday, April 7, 2011 1:11 PM
    Tuesday, August 4, 2009 8:21 AM
    Moderator

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  • go to the document library settings and then version settings. turn off require documents to be checked out before editing. this may allow them to check out using office 2007 if they want.

    users with 2003 will not get that prompt as they have to use the web browser to check documents in and out


    Sharepoint Customiser
    Friday, July 31, 2009 5:41 PM
  • I can't do that.  I need to have check out be required.  So back to the original question...is there a way to disable that option?
    Friday, July 31, 2009 5:48 PM
  • drop down the menu on the document and click on edit with office application. see if that brings it up still.

    Sharepoint Customiser
    Friday, July 31, 2009 5:51 PM
  • Yes, the box is still offered on that dialog box as well. 

    The key is that I need for this to be as user-proof as possible.  The best way to do that is to disable that option.  The second best would be for the box to NOT be checked by default.
    Friday, July 31, 2009 5:57 PM
  • I'm still looking for possible answers on this.  Anyone?
    Monday, August 3, 2009 4:53 PM
  • Hi,

     

    I think there is no option to change the default behavior of save local drafts folder, it’s by design.

     

    But you can set the "Use my local drafts folder" option to be unchecked by default in the dialog: Open Office Word>Click on the office button, Word options>Click on Save >Configure to "The server drafts location on this computer" – try to change this to "The web server"

    After this, the option will be unchecked by default when editing document.


    Hope it helps.


    Xue-Mei Chang
    • Proposed as answer by Ben Lee 101 Thursday, August 20, 2009 8:29 AM
    • Marked as answer by Mike Walsh FIN Thursday, April 7, 2011 1:11 PM
    Tuesday, August 4, 2009 8:21 AM
    Moderator
  • How would I do this in Word 2003?  Most of our users are on that.
    Tuesday, August 4, 2009 1:45 PM
  •  

    There is a registry key you can set (or create if necessary):

     

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\Common\Offline\Options\

     

    DWord: Local = 00000000

     

    Thursday, April 7, 2011 12:04 PM