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[Subclipse-users] Re: WebDAV and Microsoft Office Applications

From: Johnathan Gifford <jgifford_at_wernervas.com>
Date: 2006-03-02 21:31:33 CET

If you can find the Web Folder through the open file dialog, that will work
(and I know works, because Iıve done that). However, my goal is to keep
users from having to change their Office application settings. Iıd like to
nip it at the repository level.

Does anyone know why Office apps have difficulty cleaning up their temp
files off of the repository when that app closes? Is it that the Office app
loses perspective in regards to the user account privileges accessing the


On 3/2/06 12:36 PM, "brinkleybw@bigfoot.com" <brinkleybw@gmail.com> wrote:

> I just looked at Word's options to see if the File Location setting for temp
> files could be changed (btw, doesn't look like it), when I noticed a checkbox
> on the "Save " tab of the Options dialog labelled "Make local copy of file
> stored on network or removable drives". I've not tested this, but it may be
> worth a shot. I don't know if "Web Folder" qualifies as a "network drive" in
> this situation, but if so, then it is possible that the temp file is stored
> with the local copy, not on the WebDAV. If this only applies to drives mapped
> to drive letters, then there is a relatively inexpensive program out there
> called WebDrive (I think it used to be NetDrive) that will do the mapping for
> you.
> I'd be interested in knowing the outcome.
> -B
> On 3/1/06, Johnathan Gifford <jgifford@wernervas.com> wrote:
>> Okay, I know this has been pondered before. But the last information I can
>> find about it on this list was about a year ago. I'm curious if anyone has
>> had any luck with this issue.
>> When Microsoft Office applications run, they create temp files. Is there a
>> way on the repository to keep these temp files from being created. It is
>> kicking my WebDAV repository users in the butt every time they try to edit a
>> Microsoft Office document by setting the document to 'Read-Only'. It's not
>> so bad with Windows users, because they can delete the temp file. However,
>> for the Mac OS X users it is not so easy.
>> There was talk at one time about a pre-commit hook script that denied them.
>> I've tried that, but it doesn't seem work (Than again I may have scripted it
>> wrong as well.)
>> Are there any other options? Anything else to try?
>> Johnathan Gifford
>> Subversion 1.3.0 with Apache 2.2 on Mac OS X Server ( 10.4)
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Received on Thu Mar 2 21:32:52 2006

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