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Can two users work on a Word document at the same time?

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I have a Word document on a network drive that contains a table that I would like two users to be able to fill in certain cells with data throughtout the day.  Each user would be on a different PC and would need to be able to see the data entered by the other user.  At the end of the day, the document would be printed,  and saved as a new filename.  On the original document, the cells containing the data would be cleared to prepare for data entry the next day.  This process is doable in Excel with a shared workbook, but it is not recommended because of the problem with random corruption of the shared workbook.  Can I do this using Word?
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sxlowry,

With the standard features of Microsoft Office, this is not possilbe. Microsoft blocks this ability to try and keep documents from being corrupted.

There are however third party software applications that do allow multi user access to documents, but I have not personally used any of them. Below is a link to a site that lists some of these differenet thrid party software groups. CoWord looks to be something along the lines of what you need (plus it is free).

http://www.stepin.name/soc2007/
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Thanks for your help.
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