Our company using TFS 2010 and Sharepoint. I don't have rights to make changes in documents, but I want to edit their local copy.
Unfortunately Microsoft Word doesn't allow me to do this - I need to checkout a document first.
Is there a way to edit a document without checkout?
I tried to disable "Visual Studio Tools for Office Design-Time Adaptor for Word" via the File->Parameters menu, but it doesn't help. I want Microsoft Word to work exactly as it works without Sharepoint, is it possible?
I'll try to describe process more clearly:
Using Internet Explorer I download a document from Sharepoint. IE ask me (my translate to English) Title: "Open document", Text: "Some files may harm your computer e.t.c ...", File name: XXX.docx, From: server:8080, OK, Cancel.
After clicking "OK" I see the document with yellow bar below the main menu (my translate): "Checkout needed. For changing this server document, you must checkout it first" and the button "Checkout".
I can't edit it. I don't have access to change this document on the server, so I can't checkout it. My only wish - edit this document locally (without saving, uploading e.t.c).
The only method I know is "Save As" the document locally and then edit it. But it isn't convenient and I believe that there is another way.
Upd: If I download a document using a direct http link via Mozilla Firefox, it opens the way I need (without edit restriction). Internet Explorer always opens a document with restriction.
It isn't the best solution, but if no one will offer another - I'll make direct links for any files I need and will use Firefox.