How do I enable editing Office documents in Outlook View

This article applies to:
Email Manager for Outlook

To allow users to edit Office documents from Outlook view, the entry below must exist in LocalSettings.xml with a Value of True. The default value for this setting is False.

    <Description>If true, user can edit Office Documents in SharePoint</Description>

Note: Colligo Email Manager must be closed when this file is being modified.


The LocalSettings.xml file is located inside the file %LOCALAPPDATA%\Colligo\Engage\LocalSettings.db, which is created after you authenticate with Colligo the first time Outlook is launched after installation of Colligo Email Manager.

To edit the LocalSettings.xml file:

  1. Close Outlook.
  2. Navigate to %LOCALAPPDATA%\Colligo\Engage.
  3. Make a backup of the file LocalSettings.db.
  4. Rename the file LocalSettings.db as LocalSettings.zip.
  5. LocalSettings.zip contains one file: LocalSettings.xml.
  6. Edit LocalSettings.xml as follows:
    1. Locate EnableOfficeDocEditingInSharePoint.
    2. Set Value to True.
    3. Save your changes.
  7. Rename the file LocalSettings.zip as LocalSettings.db.
  8. Launch Outlook.
  9. Editing of Office documents from Outlook View is now available by way of the right-click menu option Open in SharePoint.

Update History:
10-Apr-2018 Article created.

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