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Document.CheckIn Method (Visio)

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 6/12/2017
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Returns a document from a local computer to a Microsoft SharePoint Server computer.


expression . CheckIn( SaveChanges , Comments , MakePublic )

expression A variable that represents a Document object.


NameRequired/OptionalData TypeDescription
SaveChangesOptionalBooleanTrue (non-zero) to save document changes before check-in; False (0) to check the document in without saving changes. The default is True .
CommentsOptionalVariantAny comments to be stored with this revision of the document (applies only if SaveChanges equals True ).
MakePublicOptionalBooleanTrue to publish the document after check-in. This submits the document for the approval process or, if there is no approval routing for the document, a public version is created that is available to readers of the folder (applies only if SaveChanges equals True ); False leaves the document available only for private viewing. The default is False .

Return Value



To check in a file, it must be stored in a document library on a computer running Microsoft SharePoint Server or Microsoft SharePoint Foundation.

After the document has been checked in using the CheckIn method, the document is closed. This behavior is different from the user interface; when you check in a document in the user interface, the document is closed and re-opened as read-only.


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

Sub CheckDocIn(varDocCheckIn As Variant) 

    If Documents.Item(varDocCheckIn).CanCheckin = True Then  
        MsgBox varDocCheckIn &; " 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 preceding CheckDocIn subroutine, use the following subroutine and replace servername/workspace/drawing.vdx with the path to and name of an actual file located on a Microsoft SharePoint Server computer.

Sub DocIn()  

    Call CheckDocIn _  
        (varDocCheckIn:="http://servername/workspace/drawing.vdx ") 

End Sub
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