Issue 18730 - Notify the user when a file in read only mode is closed by the other user
Summary: Notify the user when a file in read only mode is closed by the other user
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 RC3
Hardware: All All
: P4 Trivial with 16 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: rfe_eval_ok
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Reported: 2003-08-27 13:59 UTC by hwoarang
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:12 UTC (History)
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Description hwoarang 2003-08-27 13:59:56 UTC
When a file is already open by a user and other user open it, a notification 
should be send to second user warning him that file is already open and asking 
what to do: "Open in read only" or "To be notified when the file is closed"...

So, "To be notified..." is choose, when the file is closed by first user the 
second will be notified and the file is updated with the changes made by the 
first user and the second can start use the file in read write mode...

Got it? (sorry my bad english)

Well, this is only a idea for a enhancement to Ooo, 'cause MSExcel do it and is 
a usefull tool for many users...

Thanx !
Comment 1 frank 2003-09-01 15:26:03 UTC
Hi Bettina,

1 4 u.

Comment 2 bettina.haberer 2003-11-12 13:17:58 UTC
As the competitor has integrated collaboration functionality, it makes
much sense there. Collaboration is not a defined keyfeature for OO.o
2.0 and far away from implementation. Perhaps it could be considered
then (in Office later).
Comment 3 aziem 2006-09-13 20:56:55 UTC
Could a developer check whether this belongs in component framework rather than
Comment 4 smartdroid 2008-09-10 16:08:42 UTC
Yes i would find it very useful if I was notified that a file was already in 
use and asked if I wanted to open in Read-only mode, be notified of file 
avialblitity, or just not to open the fiel at all. I am upgrading today to OO.o 
3.0 RC1. I am hoping maybe this was addressed.
Comment 5 smartdroid 2008-09-10 16:14:23 UTC
Nope Version 3.0 RC1 made the problem worse. now it tries to open the document 
reguardless if the file is in use. At least before it said in the Title bar 
Comment 6 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:44:35 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".