File - SharePoint - Check Out

Ribbon bar. Select the Home tab. In the SharePoint group, click Check Out to check out a document stored in SharePoint.

Classic menus. From the File - SharePoint submenu, select Check Out to check out a document stored in SharePoint.

Note that you must have created a Web Folder to the SharePoint server location, opened a document in SharePoint via the Open dialog box, and then checked in the document for this option to be available.

Write access is allowed after Check Out if you have the correct SharePoint permissions. Use Save As to check the document into a new SharePoint location.