You check out a document to lock it so that no other users can revise it. Only one user at a time can check out a file, but multiple users can continue to view the released document even when it is checked out. After checking out a document, you must either check in a new revision or undo the check-out before the document can be revised again. You must have write permission to the document to check it out or check in a revision. To undo a check-out, you must be the person who has the document checked out or have admin permissions to the document.
You check out a document to lock it while you make changes. To check out a document, select a document then select Check Out from the More menu on either the Find Documents or View Documents page, or select Check Out from the contextual menu on the Find Documents page.
If a document is not checked out and you have an application capable of using this feature, then you can check it out and open it up in the application for editing. The application must be WebDAV-compliant and able to edit the native file format. If you are uncertain if the application you have is WebDAV-compliant, check with your system administrator. For more detailed information about using this feature, see Using Check Out and Open.
To check out and edit a document:
You download a document to copy a version to a file system. A copy can be the native file version, a web-viewable rendition, or an annotated version. You need read permission to download a document.
Some reasons you might download a document:
To edit the document after you check it out
To send a copy to someone else
To review a document when not connected to Oracle WebCenter Content, for example while traveling
To compare different revisions
For information on downloading annotated documents, see How do I download annotated documents?.
To download a copy of a document in its native file format:
Click Download on the View Documents page.
Click Native File on the summary tab of the Properties section of a specified revision on the View Documents page.
Select Download from the More menu on a Find Documents page.
Click the document size on the Find Documents page when in List view.
To download a web-viewable rendition of a document:
Oracle WebCenter Content: Desktop provides quick access to Oracle WebCenter through a standard Microsoft Windows files system or through Microsoft Office products such as Outlook and Word. When integrated with Oracle WebCenter Content: Desktop, files can be checked out automatically and downloaded through your desktop application. For details on using the full range of features available in Oracle WebCenter Content, see Using Oracle WebCenter Content: Desktop.