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Object action menu bar

With the buttons of the object action menu bar, the onion.net editor fulfils an important function of document management: checking documents in and out to review the consistency of saved information.

  • A user first has to take over an object by clicking on Check in to edit an object. Checking in an objects blocks editing of this object by any other user and a new object version is generated on which the user can make the desired changes.

  • With the button Save, the user can temporarily store his changes so that they will not be lost if he changes to a different object or if the connection to the onion.net editor is interrupted, for example due to a disturbance of the internet connection.

  • As soon as the user has finished his changes, he can complete the editing process of this version via the button Check out. At the same time, the object becomes available to other users who can then check it in it again.

  • If, however, the user decides not to check out his changes, he can check out and return the object to the state it had before checking in by clicking on the button Undo check out. Even temporarily saved changes are irrevocably lost by this action. The object is then available for changes by other users.

  • If a preview is available for the object, the respective button is faded in. More details on the preview function can be found in here.

onion.net editor enables these buttons only if the function is available, i. e. the button Save is not enabled as long as the object has been checked in by you or any other user.