Issue 86407

Summary: Feature request: online group documents editing
Product: General Reporter: martinz <martinzecher>
Component: uiAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: elish, issues
Version: OOo 1.0.0   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Issue Type: FEATURE Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-dev
Developer Difficulty: ---

Description martinz 2008-02-24 15:17:35 UTC
Editing a document with other people is a common issue, specially in an university environment. It 
would be an awesome tool to be able to edit online documents with others, in which all of them may 
work simultaneously from different locations. Basically, I propose a much more mature and robust way 
to do what GoogleDocs aims to do.

I suggest to use an online server or a P2P protocol to do this stuff, in which the document is stored 
online or in all of the editing computers and is synchronized continuously in real time. This way, no one 
will difficult others work.

The creator should be the owner of the file, and he may invite others as coauthor (which may also edit 
the document), revisor (which may only add commentaries) or reader.

Additionally, when someone wants to do an offline edit of a section, he may block that part to not be 
edited by others until he synchronizes the new information.

Every-time someone wants to synchronize and offline edited file, he should do it in a similar way to “ 
track changesâ€.

Finally, the document should keep revisions in a similar way to GoogleDocs, so anyone may compare 
previous editions and restore changes made when necessary.

I´m pretty sure that many students and researchers would be very pleased to left MS Office in favor of 
OO with such a feature.
Comment 1 Edwin Sharp 2014-02-04 19:52:26 UTC