Collaborating with Documents -Uploaded Files

Document created by Christine Brennan Schmidt on Aug 15, 2012Last modified by JGrimesacs on Jan 21, 2015
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The Network is an ideal place to post documents for review or archival purposes. Once uploaded, the system will generate a flash-based version of this document. This previewer allows users to turn pages, zoom, search, and to even create an inline comment.


The ACS Network has the ability to share documents and other filetypes created in other programs. These include MS Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) as well as PDF and images.  The only filetype that is currently exclude is HTML files.


To create an uploaded document:

  • Either select "Upload a file" in the Actions Box or select "Create" in the topbar, and "Uploaded file" in the Content menu.
  • Select the place (a forum or group) where you would like to upload this file. Alternatively, you can upload it to your personal documents.
  • Select the file you want to upload. Add a title as it will appear in the listing of this document and a description. Finally, add tags to help it be found.



If this is a personal document, you can set the visibility so that only you can see the document or you can designate the document open to all users or specific persons.


For any document you can set Collaboration Options which allows you to choose who can edit, who must approve changes to the document, and the commenting policy.


When you select Publish, the file will be uploaded from your computer. After a few moments, the document can be seen from the browser.




At the bottom of the document is a place to give the document star ratings  and to add comments or view the in-line comments.  The star-ratings and the comments are good tools when a committee is reviewing a set of documents (e.g. a set of grant applications).