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User Guide
File Status
Changing the Status of a File
Modify the status of a file so others are aware of its state in the workflow.

File statuses indicate where the file stands in the content development process.
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The status of a file indicates the actions that can be performed in easyDITA. You can quickly view a file’s status in the file listing, for example:
In easyDITA, file statuses can be used as a filtering constraint when searching for content and as an indicator, for example, of how many files are in the Review state. This can let you know the overall state of work in the repository.
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File Status Options

By default, there are five preconfigured file statuses:
Note:Contact an easyDITA representative to customize or configure your easyDITA instance to align with your content development structure and process.
Status Description
Obsoleted File can be modified.
Needs Reevaluation File can be modified.
Authoring File can be modified.
Review File is put into read-only mode. You cannot modify the file, but you can make comments and suggestions..
Approved File is put into read-only mode. You cannot modify the file, but you can make comments and suggestions.
Changing the Status of a File

Modify the status of a file so others are aware of its state in the workflow.
  1. In the Content Manager , right-click a file and select Properties .

    Expected Result
    The Properties Tab in the Resource Viewer displays.

  2. Click the Status menu, and select the status you want to move the file to.

    Step Information
    Note:Available options vary based on your configuration.

  3. Click Save Changes.

    Expected Result
    The status of the file is displayed in the file listing.

result

The file’s status is modified.