Friend OS offers the possibility to co-edit files using any of the Friend Office applications.
At the moment in order to be able to co-edit a file, both of the user need to have a common shared drive. Read more about shared drives here.
Simply open a Friend Office file. If someone else is already having it open on their side that means you will enter in co-edit mode.
You will be notified by a notification saying that you are entering in co-editing and who the session initiator is.
Once the second user joined the file you will notice on the top right corner the number of users co-editing the document.
Inside the document you will also have visual feedback of who is writing what.
When a user performs a save action to the document, the other users will be notified as well with a notification.
The notification is displayed in the notification center, read more about it here.
Sometimes it can happen that the file gets “locked” for example a scenario would be the session initiator leaves while other users are joining in the same time. In this case, you will get a pop up window.
- View the last saved version – this option allows you to view only the last version of the document
- Cancel – cancels the action
- Edit a copy – This will create your own copy in the same drive which contains the last save. You can edit this file.