Multiple users, one huge document and a lot of review comments to be implemented. Sounds like a nightmare?
Well, it can turn out to be one without the right tool. Collaboration is a breeze when you can keep a track of all the changes made to the document by each user. And what is the best way to do that? – Track changes it is!
Taking the popular demands into account; I am excited to bring you the announcement of our latest feature – Track Changes for Zoho Writer, the online document editor of Zoho Docs.
Let’s say you are away from your office attending a client meeting in NY. You have a critical presentation to create and deliver at your office in CA , the next day. With a tight deadline and a busy tour schedule, the airport lounge suddenly becomes your ideation hub (minus, of course, the resources and luxury at hand in an office). As first-cut ideas start evolving, you realize you need something more than your mind to structure and save presentation slide concepts for further reference.
Luckily, you are carrying a laptop. You think you are saved until you realize that it is indeed frustrating to open, boot and use your clumsy laptop to write something every time an idea pops up! Certainly not the kind of situation you wish to be in (especially with an important presentation lined up).
What could help you, though, is a tool as efficient as a pocket book, something you could carry around and use effortlessly to type your ideas, wherever you are. How about a presentation tool that fits in your pocket?
What possible damage could inviting someone to collaborate on a document do to a company? Just ask investment giant JP Morgan. When the New York based trading firm hired an expert across the Atlantic to work on a few spreadsheets, little did they expect that human error — combined with flaws in a financial model developed using the spreadsheet — would result in billions of dollars’ worth of trading losses.
Not every collaboration mistake becomes a fiasco on the level of London Whale. And human error can’t be completely eliminated. But it doesn’t hurt to be careful.
Introducing the Lock feature in Zoho Show.
There’s no need to panic and stop inviting collaborators completely. For those parts of your presentation you don’t want anyone changing, the ‘Lock’ feature lets you lock a full slide or shape so even your invited collaborators can’t alter it.
All you have to do is right-click and select the Lock Slide option when sharing the presentation.
If you change your mind at any point and wish to allow your collaborators to edit the slide you’d locked, just select the Unlock Slide option.
But wait — what if you forget to lock a slide? Are your carefully prepared shapes and clever jokes lost forever? Not to worry. Zoho Show has your back with its automatic version tracking feature. You can easily restore an automatically saved earlier version, irrespective of the number of edits the document has undergone.
You don’t want your boss or a client seeing a 20% forecast projected as 200%, stable growth shown as a nose-diving graph, or misaligned images describing symmetry. These are errors that can end up in the final version of the presentation during a collaborative editing exercise.
But with Slide Lock and version tracking, you can make sure this is exceedingly rare.
Click to learn more about all the useful features in Zoho Show.
Let’s start by answering this question: If you had just one day to send across a 50-page document to your client, would you email your team back and forth for their feedback or just start collaborating online?
The answer is not only obvious but also the best! Online Collaborative Review is a boon when you need to get your work done in a jiffy. But as they say, “Too many cooks spoil the broth”; too many reviewers working simultaneously can make your “broth” (document) tangy! Here are a few tips that will catch you before you fall into pits of trouble and will help you manage collaborative review.
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