I'm working on a SharePoint 2013 document library which is shared with all of the site users and contains all the documents handled by the system. I have enabled a workflow that follows the company's business processes for handling those documents.
Since the information that will be handled by the library can be very sensitive, it is required that documents on the library are only visible to the people that are involved on each document's process. I've created a SharePoint 2010 Workflow that sets individual item permissions for each document depending on the document status.
The problem I have right now is that when a document is created/opened by Word, SharePoint locks that document for edition and the Workflow can't change its permissions. This is a problem because when a user creates a new document, the document remains visible for all users that can access the library until the user closes the document and SharePoint releases the document for edition.
Is there any way to override that editing lock? Or is there any way to set the default permision of the library so users only can see the documents they uploaded?