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Document.CanCheckin Method

Office 2007
True if Microsoft Word can check in a specified document to a server. Read/write Boolean.



expression   Required. A variable that represents a Document object.

Return Value


To take advantage of the collaboration features built into Word, documents must be stored on a Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server.


This example checks the server to see if the specified document can be checked in and, if it can be, closes the document and checks it back into the server.

Visual Basic for Applications
Sub CheckInOut(docCheckIn As String)
    If Documents(docCheckIn).CanCheckin = True Then
        MsgBox docCheckIn & " has been checked in."
        MsgBox "This file cannot be checked in " & _
        "at this time.  Please try again later."
    End If
End Sub

To call the CheckInOut subroutine above, use the following subroutine and replace the "http://servername/workspace/report.doc" file name with an actual file located on a server mentioned in the Remarks section above.

Visual Basic for Applications
Sub CheckDocInOut()
    Call CheckInOut (docCheckIn:="http://servername/workspace/report.doc")
End Sub