Request Control of an Outline Section

Handling Locked Sections

If you need to make a change to a document section that someone else has locked, you can request control from the current editor.

To make a change on a locked section, click on the lock icon in the document outline panel for that section. The editor's name will display.

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On the File tab, click the Control button, and select Section.

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Requesting Control

You will be asked if you wish to request control of the section. Confirming will allowing you to type a message to the person who is editing the locked section.

A verification note appears to let you know your request has been sent. In addition, a confirmation email is sent to you and a notification email is sent to your colleague.