SharePoint Tip: Check-in, Publish and Approve in One Step

Anyone out there working with MOSS 2007 customization knows that a lot of checking in and out of files goes on to work with styles, master pages and page layouts. Every time you want to publish the file to the live site, you have to check in the file, approve the file, then publish it. A quick tip in case you don’t know, you can quickly Publish files in one step from the Site Content and Structure screen of your site.

  1. From your site select Site ActionsManage Content and Structure
  2. Navigate to your checked out file(s) in a directory.
  3. (Optional) Multi-select files by using the checkboxes at the far left.
  4. In the toolbar, select ActionsPublish. Or, using the drop down menu for the file, select Publish.

Presto, your file is checked-in, approved and published. No need to Check-In and Approve first.