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Document collaboration

In Bitrix24 several users can edit the same file simultaneously. There are several options for working on documents together with your colleagues. Open a file and click the small arrow next to the Edit button to view all of them.

Check if сo-editing is available on your plan. You can find all the information about Bitrix24 plans on the pricing page.

You can decide which document handling option to use by default. Go to Bitrix24.Drive, click the gear button and select Settings for working with documents.

Co-editing is available when using In The Cloud or Bitrix24 option.

Bitrix24.Docs is our built-in editor that allows you to work on a document together with your colleagues without using any additional services.

You can learn more about it in this article - Bitrix24.Docs.

Other document hanling options allow you to edit documents using Google Docs or MS Office Web App.

Read more about them in these articles:

Bitrix24 account users may have different access to the file you need to collaborate together on. In this case the user with Full Access (e.g. file owner) can use Access Permissions option in the file menu to share this file with other users.

In case you don't want to allow several users to edit the same file, you can enable Allow Document Locking option under Settings > Account Settings:

Check if this tool is available on your plan. You can find all the information about Bitrix24 plans on the pricing page.

After option is allowed by main account settings, you can apply it to selected files:

Locked Document Collaboration for files you have been given Access to or shared with

In case the file owner has given you access to the file via Access Permissions option, you won't see the file in your My Drive & will need to go to the owner's Profile Page > Drive to find the file. It will be shown with Locked icon:

The document lock will not allow you to edit the file in this case, only view it.

Read more about this option in the article - Document locking.

Unlock files for editing

After the modifications to the file has been made, you can unlock the file for further editing. The file versions will be available in Revision History section where you can see who & when has edited the file and, most important, restore previous versions of files.
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