In our company, we often use the same file to work on from network shares.
But more often than not I only want to read the Document, not to edit!
When I open a File, it is opened in “edit mode” and will be locked for others until I disable the “Edit File” button .
If I want to edit and it is locked, I have to call my colleague to disable editing, as he most likely only wanted to read what i wrote before, and forgot to disable “edit mode”.
This is annoying.
Is there an option i missed, to open a document in “read mode” as default?
I could open the File with “-view” parameter, but then it is write protected, the “edit file button” is grey and I am not allowed to save the File anymore.
If there is no such option, this is a Feature Request.
What I want:
- option to open documents in “read mode” as default
- after opening, I can click “Edit File” button to edit and save the file if I want to
- don’t show “File is locked by …” dialog on startup, if it is opened in read mode (it will be shown when i enter edit mode anyway)
As Bonus I would like this behaviour on Network shares only, local files may be edited directly. But this is really optional.
This would make my workflow (and probably the workflow of many other users that work in a team) much more comfortable.
Also it would protect from accidental edits and overwrites, as I must confirm, that I really want to edit.
Thank you for your answers,