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nikolas.e

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Hi people. Is it possible for multiple users to make simultaneously changes to a PDF file over a windows network share?


I have been asked if its possible which i think its not?

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Hi people. Is it possible for multiple users to make simultaneously changes to a PDF file over a windows network share?


I have been asked if its possible which i think its not?


Not sure that versioning would be possible unless there is a Sharepoint snapin for it.

beyond that I am not sure...

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Hi people. Is it possible for multiple users to make simultaneously changes to a PDF file over a windows network share?


I have been asked if its possible which i think its not?


Hi,

if 'possible' in your case stands for 'two instances of PDF editor XY could/would do it' you should ask the vendor of that program.

In terms of technical possibility, two processes could, in theory, edit different pages of an unprotected (i.e. unencrypted) PDF simultaneously without corrupting the entire document. However, the PDF format does not (to my knowledge) offer any locking mechanism for single pages so I suppose the application vendors will choose to stay on the safe side and not allow simultaneous write access to a PDF.

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Even if it is only 1 second before, the first user, with write permissions, to open any network share no matter the file type, can make changes.  Any user after that will see the file opened as 'read only'.  That's been my experience.
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Thank you people for your replies much appreciated. This client insisted that they used to simultaneously edit PDF files before but i do believe he is talking about shared preview?

https://forums.adobe.com/thread/896691

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