Document.CanCheckin Method (Word)

Office 2013 and later

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

expression .CanCheckin

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.

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.

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