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Uploading and Viewing Files

The effective visibility for this content is 'public' (anyone, anywhere can view).
  • It is visible to the content author.
  • It is viewable by members of Commons Project.
  • The author has explicitly defined its visibility as public.

Visibility

The effective visibility for this content is 'public' (anyone, anywhere can view).
  • It is visible to the content author.
  • It is viewable by members of Commons Project.
  • The author has explicitly defined its visibility as public.

Group Edit

Any member of the group(s) containing this item may edit it.

Comments disallowed

Users are not allowed to post any more comments on the item.

Document Content

You can create a document when you want to provide file-based attachments as your primary content. You can attach many files to one document. Commons users who can view and download your documents (according to the choices you and your group organizers make), will be able to read, respond and link to them.

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Details

A Document is comprised of a core set of fields. Fields whose label is followed by an asterisk (*) are required for the entry. 

Abstract
  • The abstract is used to provide a description of the files' contents to let viewers quickly understand what they'll find in the attachment. If you're using the group edit function (see below), be sure to describe how you want editors to handle versions. The abstract of the post is composed using the text editor.
Attachments
  • A Document requires at least one attached file. Browse for the file on your computer, upload it to Commons and then be sure to provide a human readable description. Consider the purpose of the attachment to your intended audience. If you are expecting them only to read and reply to the content, a PDF file provides a better browsing experience. If you expect them to download and edit it, then provide a file type that can be edited.  Attachments have a maximum file size limit of 16MB. 
Group Edit
  • You can share editing privileges with all other group members by checking the box marked 'Allow group edit'. However, Commons cannot provide an editor for your attachments' internal file content. With the group edit box checked, another group member may download, edit and overwrite your original document. Be careful using this option when cross-posting documents to multiple groups as content will be editable by members of all of the associated groups.
Groups
  • You can cross-post your content to multiple groups by selecting more than one entry from the groups list. Keep in mind, however, that the audience of your post will be the broadest combination of viewers from all of the selected groups.
Visibility
  • You can explicitly override the group organizer's default and designate whether you want your content to be viewable only by group members or by all Commons users (community). It is generally recommended that you use the group default value set by your group's organizer, or at least notify them to avoid uncomfortable surprises.

Be sure to remember to click the SAVE (or UPDATE) button, as your edits will not be saved if you navigate away from the form without doing so.