Friday, June 18, 2010

New Feature - Project Documents

This is a cool new feature. You can now add documents to a project! They will be displayed on the project page, and users can either view the documents in their browser, or download them for local viewing and/or editing.

You manage the documents via a Project Settings page, and anyone who's a member of the project can add a document.

Your document can be either a link to a URL (eg you may have some PDFs on another website you wish to link to), or you can upload a document from your local computer. You can attach any type of document or file, but we imagine it will mostly be PDFs, Word, Excel or Powerpoint. PDFs and Powerpoint files can be viewed via google's doc viewer inplace in your browser - other file types such as Microsoft Word will have to be downloaded to be viewed.

We feel this will add a lot of value to projects. For instance, you might attach official reports about your project, so users can get more information about it, more than what they might glean from your stories.

Missing features/coming soon:

- add the same capabilities to communities
- provide the ability to 'update' an already uploaded file - currently you would have to delete then create a new document

1 comment:

  1. This is a great new feature. I think we will make much use of it in the new Rural Strategies evaluation project.


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