Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
You now have a local copy of the document library or subfolder contents on your computer,
and you can work with the files from within Outlook.
You can preview any item in the Reading Pane by clicking it, or you can open a read-only
version of the item by double-clicking it. When you open an item, an InfoBar in the item
header informs you that you’re working in an Ofline Server Document; if you want to make
changes and later merge them with the document stored in the document library, click Edit
Ofline and enter your SharePoint credentials when prompted to do so.
TIP Opening an ofline file does not check out the file to you in the document library.
While you work with an ofline copy of a file, a local version is stored in your SharePoint
Drafts folder (a subfolder of your Documents folder).
You can change the location from the Save page of the
Outlook Options dialog box.
You can edit a document ofline while another SharePoint user has it checked out, and then
merge your changes into the online version later. After you edit a document ofline and
before you check in your changes, Outlook indicates in the SharePoint Lists folder that the
local copy hasn’t been synchronized with the SharePoint library.