Unlocking a Co-authored Document

Applies to: iManage Work Desktop for Windows, Classic Office Integration, DeskSite and FileSite

Unlocking a co-authored document cancels the co-authoring session. This feature is useful when the initiator of the session decides that the co-authoring changes are not required, and wants to end the session without saving the changes to iManage Work.

NOTE:

If other users are editing the document or if you have it open on other devices or online, ensure that the document is closed before you try to unlock it.

iManage Work Desktop for Windows and Classic Office Integration

Perform the following actions to unlock a document from an Office application:

  • To unlock a open co-authored document, navigate to the iManage tab, locate the Co-Authoring group and select Unlock.
    or

  • To unlock a document that is not opened, navigate to the iManage tab, locate the Co-Authoring group and select Co-Authored Documents. Select a checked out co-authoring document from the document list and select Unlock in the right pane.

DeskSite

  • Navigate to the Co-Authoring tab and select Co-Authored Documents. Select a checked out co-authoring document from the document list and select Unlock in the right pane.
    or

  • Right-click on a document, select Unlock.

FileSite

  • Navigate to the iManage tab, locate the Co-Authoring group and select Co-Authored Documents. Select a checked out co-authoring document from the document list and select Unlock in the right pane.