How to Check in a Document within SharePoint Library
After you make required changes to the document you have checked-out, you are required to check it again in. This will create a new version that has all your made changes besides making the document fully available for other users to check out.
The process of check-in is very much similar to that of check-out. However, in this, you do have an additional option of checking in all changes while the document is still kept checked out. It simply means that others can view all the changes that have been made by you so far.
It is highly recommended to include suitable comments whenever checking in a document so that other users can understand whatever changes have been made. All such comments can be viewed in the version history and so tracking down issues becomes much easier in the future.
Following are the steps for this process –
Step 1 :
Go to Documents library
Step 2 :
Select the document you would like to check in.
Step 3 :
Select “Check In” from the ribbon’s Files tab. You will get a notification informing you that a document will be checked in.
Step 4 :
In the “Retain your check out after checking in” option, select “No”
Step 5 :
Enter suitable notes in the Comments section. The notes should describe all the changes made to the document.
Step 6 :
Click OK finally to finish the check-in process.
That’s how you can check-in a document.