[blindLaw] simultaneous editing in sharepoint and Google

Áine Kelly-Costello ainekc at gmail.com
Mon Dec 13 21:18:40 UTC 2021

It's technically doable in Google in theory, see here, 
<https://support.google.com/docs/answer/6239410>but i hate collaborateor 
announcements as they badger you no end so I always leave them off. I 
try as much as possible to avoid editing at exactly the same time and on 
the rare occasion it's necessary I am sure to tell my collaborator/s 
that I for instance am likely not to notice comments they make in the 
doc in realtime and they are far better to just Whatsapp/Slack/whatever 
me or something if it's urgent. Also if I am simultaneously editing 
unless I am clearly the lead on the doc and need to be making final 
decisions then I will definitely leave suggesting mode on (editing with 
that on takes a bit of getting used to). Side-note for the link above, 
it says that live edits panel doesn't show edits made by collaborators 
using suggesting mode. So if that panel is something you do want to use 
then make sure they aren't using suggesting mode.

On 13/12/2021 10:07 pm, Laura Wolk via BlindLaw wrote:
> Just when I thought I'd mastered track changes, now we've got a new
> mountain to climb.  Has anyone ever dealt with simultaneous editing in
> Word or Google?  My employer is going to be transitioning over to this
> style of editing shortly.  I don't have anyway to test it out before
> the transition happens, but it just strikes me as something that would
> be very difficult for jaws to handle or for me to process as a blind
> person.
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