Going Online

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To go online from the offline mode, click your username in the top-right corner of the user interface and select Go Online. When you are online, M-Files restores all other views and you can continue to browse the document vault as usual. You can also check in documents shown in the Offline view and save the changes on the server.

Because users can edit a document on the server while you edit it offline, M-Files makes sure you can check in your changes when you go online. If other users did not edit the document, you can save the offline version as the new version. But, if new versions were saved on the server when you were offline, M-Files lets you know. You can then select how to continue:

  • Save the version edited offline as a new document. The document on the server stays the same.
  • Reject the changes made offline, and accept the new version on the server.
  • Cancel Go Online.
Tip: If you check out the document before you go offline, other users can see that you checked out the document. When you edit the document, other users cannot make changes to it.