As an administrator, you can force a document that is checked out to any author to check back into the server. This command may be needed if an author has a document checked out, and goes on vacation or is otherwise unavailable to check in the document. With an administrative override, any of the local changes that an author may have made will be lost. The document will return to the last version that exists on the server.
Note: Since this command works directly against the server, it can only be performed online. Additionally, this action cannot be undone.
You can select one more documents on which to override the check out.
To override a checked out document:
Log in as an administrator.
Make sure you are working online.
From the Library or Outline Editor, select the document(s) that another author has checked out.
If you use the Outline Editor, switch to the Details view so you can see the Checked out by column and locate that documents that are checked out to the author.
On the Administration menu, choose Override Check Out.
Choose Yes to discard the changes that another author may have made to the checked out documents.
Respond to the Related Documents prompt if your selection included related documents.
The Related Documents dialog box appears when you perform an action on any document that has links to other documents. You can choose to process only the document(s) you selected or to process your selection and all of the related documents.
Click the View related documents link to display a list of the related documents if you are not sure whether you want to include related documents.
After you have made your selection, click OK.
You might also receive a message if some documents could not be processed because of other constraints. You can click OK to close the message box or click the View activity log link to view the results of the action.