We have discovered that it is possible for 2 people using this method can overwrite eachother's changes. Is there a way to prevent this?

This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: Editing an Office Spreadsheet from Confluence

We have a few spreadsheets that we have embedded (attached) in confluence pages and we use the Office Connector to edit.

But we have just dicovered that Confluence does not prevent 2 people from making simultaneous changes and thus the work of whoever saves first gets overwritten (lost) by whoever saves second.

Is there any way to prevent this?

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Preventing conflicting edits and/or resp. revision control are long standing Confluence feature requests - please watch/vote/comment on the following issues to influence Atlassian's resp. roadmap:

Provided you are using Confluence Server, you might want to 'check out' Arsenale Lockpoint - Attachment Checkout, which allows you to explicitly Lock and unlock Confluence attachments for exclusive editing and controlled change management:

  • The Lockpoint add-on provides seamless locking support for collaborating with compatible WebDAV clients, including the Microsoft Office suite. Users can also manually lock documents from within Confluence.
  • Arsenale Lockpoint may be used for free on Confluence installations that use 10 or 25-user Confluence licenses.

Thanks - looks like a good product - but expensive.  The 4 of us sharing the sheet are messaging eachother before making any changes.

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