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Re: WebDAV and Microsoft Office Applications

From: <brinkleybw_at_bigfoot.com>
Date: 2006-03-02 19:36:44 CET

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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-B
Received on Thu Mar 2 19:39:33 2006

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