Checking out documents = no one else can see them!

“I can see the April TPS Report but my boss can’t!” 

Guess what? Documents in a checked-out state are hidden from other users.

This simple solution is often overlooked.  You may not even realize they are checked out.  Rather than notice that the April TPS Report is checked out, you assume a permissions problem or other drastic reason. Trouble can come when well-meant efforts to “fix” the issue result in much more serious problems.  

As a rule, the first thing end users should do in this situation is to determine whether the items in question are checked out. Check them back in, and voilà! Visible again.

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