Enabling Simple or Automatic Check-in From Office Applications

You can enable simple or automatic check-in of documents in each integrated Microsoft Office application as necessary, by configuring certain strings in the registry for each application. Simple check-in replaces the standard ProjectWise Check In dialog (that opens when you close a checked out document) with a simple Yes/No confirmation dialog that prompts you to check in the document. Automatic check-in checks in the document silently (no dialogs open) when you close the checked out document.

To enable simple or automatic check-in of documents in integrated Microsoft Office applications, you can create the following registry strings for each application: SimpleDialog and ShowConfirmation.

Set both SimpleDialog and ShowConfirmation to True to enable simple check-in. When simple check-in is enabled and you close a checked out document, the standard ProjectWise Check In dialog is replaced with a simple confirmation dialog that prompts you, "Check in closed document?” You can then click Yes or No.

Set SimpleDialog to True and set ShowConfirmation to False to enable automatic check-in. When automatic check-in is enabled and you close a checked out document, the document is automatically checked in without any prompting.

Example: To enable simple check-in for Microsoft Word (2007)

  1. Open your Windows Registry Editor.
  2. Find the registry key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PW MS Word\ODMA32\Dialogs\CheckIn
  3. Under that, create a string called SimpleDialog, and set the value to True.
  4. In the same location, create a string called ShowConfirmation, and set the value to True.
  5. Close the Registry Editor.

Example: To enable automatic check-in for Microsoft Word (2007)

  1. Open your Windows Registry Editor.
  2. Find the registry key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PW MS Word\ODMA32\Dialogs\CheckIn.
  3. Under that, create a string called SimpleDialog, and set the value to True.
  4. In the same location, create a string called ShowConfirmation, and set the value to False.
  5. Close the Registry Editor.

To find the location in the registry where the strings should exist for each application, look in the ProjectWise Explorer help file under Troubleshooting>iDesktop Integration Notes>Microsoft Office Integration. 

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