When a document is initially created and saved to a library, SharePoint does not treat the save as a check-in event, and Archive Services does not archive the document. If you want to use check-in archival to archive the first iteration of a document, then you must configure the SharePoint library to require documents to be checked out before they can be edited. Complete the following steps to require documents to be checked out.
- Open the document library that you want to configure.
- Navigate to the Document Library Settings as you have in previous procedures.
- Under General Settings, click Versioning settings.
- Scroll down to the Require Check Out section.
Under Require documents to be checked out before they can be edited, select Yes.
- Click OK.