Ahh, well Clarisworks, there you go. Many apps choose (mostly wisely) to not let multiple people open a non-locked file at the same time. You get this saving over each other's changes problem, you see. Have you tried locking the file? When Rick said you don't have to do anything special to your document to make it shareable, I think he thought the documents you were talking about were those of an app you had written. Some apps care and some don't. I know a version of illustrator didn't care, but apparently clarisworks does. M Fitzgibbons wrote: > > Thanks for the reply Rick but you left me a little confused, do I need > to set the files that multiple users will be accessing to stationery or > not. I have found that on the network using Clarisworks if a class all > try to open a document on the server that it gives a file in use message > unless it is a stationery item. > Rick Brown wrote: > > > M Fitzgibbons wrote: > > > > > How do I save a document from a FB app and set it's attributes, > > SHARED > > > and STATIONERY on? > > > > You don't want to set the "Shared" attribute on: that attribute > > applies only > > to application files, not to document files. When it's set, the Mac > > allows > > multiple users to run the application simultaneously (over a > > network). You > > don't need to do anything special to your document file to make it > > shareable > > by multiple users. Sharing of documents is controlled by how they're > > opened. > > If you open a doc using OPEN "I", other users can read it at the same > > time. > > > > So if I have a class of 20 students all opening a test file it doesn't > have to be a stationery? > > Martin > > PS I have another question on the list which is probably in your area of > expertise. > > I want to do an analysis of all the files in a folder of a particular > file type eg STAH > How do I get a listing of all the files in that folder and then > sytematically open them?