Is there any free way to avoid overwriting of documentation by multiple people? (Confluence)

We use the attachment plugin/macro provided by atlassian, however our users have very limited permission in confluence. They can add attachments to any pages, but can not added labels or comments to those attachments or go into the attachment properties to add comments there either. Is there anyway we can enable this functionality with out giving them page edit rights? We have a problem where one person uploads an attachment, but multiple people will update the attachment(Usually excel or word doc), but for instance they will then upload their two different updated docs and inevitably overwrite one another in the process, which is causing a problem. What would be ideal would be some kind of document check-in/check-out system, but the two that are available on the marketplace won't work as one is outdated and the other is pricey? Does someone have a solution to this problem?

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No free plugin solutions or no default solutions yet?

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you should take a look at the Arsenale Lockpint plugin (and maybe contact the developers to get information about planned updates):

Cheers Christian

Sorry, too fast. I'd definitively go for the pricey one since it's really good...

I'm looking for a free solution, preferably with out the use of a plugin.

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