How to publish a file that is currently open

AELDiscussionsAELDiscussions Member Posts: 9
edited October 2018 in Publishwave


Does anyone know if it is possible to have publishwave publish a pdf that is currently open by another user.

So for example we publish PDF files to a server location, but if someone has happened to have that file open (even as read-only) or they have left it open publishwave can not update that file

Simon Black
Alpine Energy
New Zealand


  • Joe.GasperJoe.Gasper Member, Administrator Posts: 12 admin
    Hello Simon. Currently the answer is no. When PW tries to save the PDF and the PDF already exists in the output folder and is "in use", PW will record a failure in the server window. You could setup PW to email you when there is a failure. Then you would be aware of this situation. I tried using PW's Data Bridge as an alternative hoping it might hep, but it did not as it also could not overwrite an open file. - Joe Gasper
  • AELDiscussionsAELDiscussions Member Posts: 9

    Thanks Job.  I do get emails when PW fails, which is good.

    Just hoping for a solution when our users don't close the file.


    Simon Black
    Alpine Energy
    New Zealand
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