What is it?
Document Check-Out Utility is a Desktop Application that can be installed on your computer to make editing and checking-out Document within Claromentis with version control much easier.
How to enable it?
If you wish to enable this option on your system, a user with access to Document Admin Panel can enable this feature from
Admin > Documents > General Configuration
Scroll down and set this option to "Yes"
Once this option is enabled, there will be an additional button in the Document Check-Out Modal Window, allowing the user to download the app (if they using it for the first time) or check-out document using desktop app.
Downloading and Installing Document Check Out Utility App
Step 1 - Download the app
You can download the Document Check-Out Utility app when prompted for the first time or by going to
Select the appropriate version (for Mac or Windows) to begin the download.
Step 2 - Installing the app
Once it has been downloaded on your local computer click the file to run the install process
Once the installation is complete you're ready to use.
How to check out the document using the app
Step 1: Check out the document
Follow the standard process of checking out the document, when prompted select Check-out using desktop app
Click Open Claromentis Desktop Editor when prompted.
Step 2: Making changes in native app
The app will begin the download process to a temporary location. Once the download is completed if you have an app associated with the file, for example, Microsoft Word for .docx type of file, it automatically opens the app so that you can begin making changes.
If you don't have an app associated with the file, your operating system is going to ask.
Document Check-Out utility works with various file type depending on what application is available on your computer, for example, you may have .PSD file that you can edit using Adobe Photoshop or .DWG file in which you can edit using AutoCAD.
Step 3: Saving Your Changes
When you save the document the app is aware of this and prompt you if you wish to check-in the document back. You can add version comments in the window provided below.
Check-in & Exit - Check-in and save the document back onto the server, you can safely exit the app you are using, further changes you've made on the app won't be monitored.
Check-in & Continue Editing - Check-in and saving the document onto the server but you wish to continue making changes locally, in which later you can check them in again.
Continue Editing - The document is only saved locally (not uploaded to the server).
Cancel & Exit - Cancel the editing process, any changes won't be saved.
Can I edit the document without downloading the app?
Claromentis Document Check-Out utility is designed to make the process of checking out and checking in document easier, it works with the same principle of checking out the document by downloading it to your computer so that you can edit the document and later you can check them back in online by automating most of the process for you.
Learn more about Editing a Document and Version Control
How secure is checking out the document using this utility?
Claromentis Document Check-Out Utility is leveraging Claromentis Document REST API to automate process of downloading document and re-uploading document back with version control.
The user is authenticated securely through session token by monitoring active session when the user is logging in on the system. If the user is no longer logged in onto the system then the document cannot be checked-in.
Will it work with 2-factor authentication?
Yes, the Document Check-Out utility works with 2 factor authentication enabled.
Will it work on mobile?
No, Document Check-Out utility only available on Desktop Computer (Mac) and Windows.
Where the temporary files are stored?
In Windows, it is located at
[Username] > AppData > Local > Temp > ClaromentisCheckOutUtility
On Mac the location of the Temp Folder is varied, on Mac or Windows you can also access Temp Folder by going to
Settings > View Temp Folder
Upon a successful check-in, the file in the temporary location will be deleted.
I heard about Adobe Air application called Claromentis Online Document Editor ?
This app is no longer supported due to old technology and security implicatiosn. We would encourage users to use Document Check-Out Utility instead.