Service instructions for project managers

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Netcomment.net is a web service that streamlines the document commenting process, where you can quickly set up projects, define schedules, and the people involved in the project and their rights / responsibilities in the project. Netcomment.net gathers all the information about the project. Who said what and when, what version, when deadline, etc. All information available in one place easily and reliably.

Commenting on the document is easy and fast. Aligning corrections is easy with a mouse click, and seeing previous versions of materials and other commenters’ corrections in real time reduces confusion.

Table of contents

A quick guide to setting up a project

1. Signing in to the service

Signing in to the service

Log in to the service with your own IDs. The username is always your own email address, the password is provided to you in advance by email. If necessary, you can easily order a new password from the “I forgot my password” link on the login page.

If your organization has shared group accounts, after signing in, select the desired account from the drop-down menu in the upper-right corner of the view.

A group account is an organization sharing account where multiple users share the same user account and can manage their colleagues’ projects as needed, in addition to their own projects. To log in to a group account, first log in to your personal account and then select the group account from the “Select Account” drop-down menu in the upper right corner. To access a group account, you must have access to the account by an Admin user in your organization.

2. Set up a project

Set up a project

Click on “Start a new project” in the upper right corner.

 

Select the project file you want to send for comment and click “Continue”.

A project file is material that your comment group comments on. The work file type is usually Adobe PDF, but the system also supports jpg and png bitmap formats. You can also upload videos to the service for comment, support is available for .mp4, .mov, .wmv, .avi, .flv formats.

It’s a good idea to generate a PDF with Adobe Distiller using screen settings. The print PDF is usually unnecessarily large for Kommentoi.com. When uploading videos, please note that depending on the size of the file, it may take several minutes for the material to appear in the comments view.

If your file contains very small details, small text, etc., select “High Resolution”.

3. Fill in the basic information about the project

  Fill in the basic information about the project

Important fields are the name of the project, the deadline and reminders, the blocking of comments after the deadline, and the accompanying text that appear in one way or another to other members of the project team.

If you work with a shared group account, choose yourself as the project owner. This way you get e.g. messages about the progress of the comment will be sent to your own email according to your personal “My Page” rating.

Other data fields are available primarily for your own needs and are not visible to other members of the project team.

Name of the work
By default, the name of the project file you uploaded, change as needed

Other emails (feature only available for shared group accounts)
If necessary, you can add people to this who are not part of the project team, but for whom you want the e-mails sent by the service to inform them about the progress of the project. Messages will be sent according to your account settings, see the My Page section of Help.

Owner (feature only available for shared group accounts)
Choose yourself as the owner of the project. This allows you to filter only your own projects into the project list and receive emails and / or text messages about the progress of your project according to your personal “My Page” preferences. The standard signature you enter in the “My Page” settings will also be included in the accompanying text of the projects you have created.

Customer, project number, job number
Free-form fields in the project list that you can use as you wish. The search function in the project list also applies to the content entered in these fields.

Deadline
Set a deadline for the current version of the project, in which case you want the project team to comment on the material at the latest.

Reminder
You can set an automatic reminder to be sent to those involved in the project who have not commented on the material before the reminder you set.

Block comments after deadline
Select to block comments on the material after the deadline.

Accompanying text
The accompanying text is displayed in the automatic project e-mail sent to the project group, as well as when the project is opened for the first time.

4. Select a project group and set permissions

  Select a project group and set permissions

Click “Select” at the bottom and you can select a project group from your contact list.

From the contact list, select the people you want to include in the project and assign permissions as needed.

Commentator, the right (and obligation) to comment on the material.

Recipient of the information, the right to view the material and the comments given on it, but no right (obligation) to comment itself.

You can also create new contacts in your contact list with the “New contact” function in the upper right corner of the view, see “Creating and managing contacts” in the instructions.

After selecting the people you want for the project, click “Continue” to return to the project’s basic information view.

5. If necessary, set page-specific permissions

If necessary, set page-specific permissions

From the table at the bottom of the project master data, you can assign rights to individuals on a page-by-page basis.

  Commentator, the right (and obligation) to comment on the material.

  Recipient of the information, the right to view the material and the comments made on it, but not the right (obligation) to comment on it.

  Hide page, no viewing rights.

Click “Save” to go to the Project List view.

6. Check, select the project owner and submit

  Check, select the project owner and submit

If you are using a group account, select Owner for the project from the project list.

Click project open (double-click the project line or click “Open”). If necessary, post your own comments on the project pages and return to the project list with the “Projects” button at the top.

Click “Send”, and the people you select for the project will receive an automatic project email (and a text message if they have opted in to the SMS service) and will be able to comment on the material.

Establishing and managing contacts

Add to the contact list the people to whom you want to send materials for comment. You can also create ready-made contact groups, where you can also define the default roles of group members in projects. You can also set up contacts and contact groups when setting up new projects.

People you create in your contact list will automatically receive IDs on the service and will be able to view the projects you submit to them. If the person already has a user account in the service, their information will be automatically filled in for you when they are set up.

With the search functions you can search for people in the list and with the display settings you can filter only the contacts, contact groups, etc. that you have marked as favorites in the list.

Progress of commenting

In the project list you can see the status of your project and the progress of the comment

  – commenting on the project has not started
  – project comment in progress (at least one project page is pending from at least one commenter)
  – project commented and rejected (at least one commenter has rejected at least one page)
  – project commented and approved (all commenters have approved all pages of the project)

New approvals and rejections

The project status ball flashes and the project bar is highlighted whenever new comments are received (pages approved or rejected). The highlighting disappears when you open the project, you can also delete or set the highlighting with the “Mark as unread” / “Mark as read” functions above the project list.

View comments

Open project (double-click the project line or click “Open”).

In the comments view, you can see all the comments, approvals and rejections posted to the project.

All members of the project team, decisions made (approval or rejection) and recorded comments are shown on the left

The data is in chronological order by default, with the most recent at the top of the list.

You can change the order with the “Organize” function at the bottom or search for an individual.

Linking comments to a comment dot

Any comment dots clicked on the material will be linked to the comments corresponding to the dot, you can see the links by hovering the mouse over the comment dot or comment number.

You can hide the comments of an individual commenter by clicking the arrow icon next to the commenter’s name.

You can see the status of individual pages from the thumbnail icons on the right side of the view

  – the page has not been commented on
  – page commenting in progress (the page has not been processed by at least one commenter)
  – page commented and rejected (at least one commenter has rejected the page)
  – the page has been commented on and approved (all commenters have approved the page)

Blinking of the status ball indicates new comments on the page (acceptance or rejection), opening the page removes the blinking.

Other functions in the comment view

 
Files

Here you can download for yourself the original file to comment on and any other attachments uploaded to the project by the team. You can also add attachments to the project yourself, files visible only to you or visible to the entire project team.

 
Report

With the report function, you can print out a summary of all comments, approvals and rejections recorded in the material. You can select a report from the pages you want and / or only from the pages that are commented (approved / rejected).

 
All pages

The All Pages feature primarily serves material commentators. From the view, you can easily manipulate multiple pages at once.


Page management

Browse project pages. You can also select the page you want directly from the page icons on the right side of the view.

 
Versions

View previous versions of the project and comments on them. This will ensure that all comments posted are taken into account in the new version.

 
Rotate

Turn the page on the screen. Necessary, for example, in commenting on packaging materials where some of the material may be “upside down”.

 
Zooming

Enlarge the page on the screen to view smaller details or text.

Project list functions


Files

Here you can download for yourself the original file to comment on and any other attachments uploaded to the project by the team. You can also add attachments to a project that you can make private or available to the entire project team.

 
Messages

Here you can send messages to the project team or individual team members of your selected project. Messages are forwarded to recipients via email.

 
Archive

Keep your project list tidy and archive completed projects. You can restore the project from the archive back to the active projects at any time, or make a new version of the archived project so that the project automatically returns to the active one. Projects in the archive cannot be commented on by the project team.

 
Delete

Deletes the project completely from your account. Projects you delete can no longer be reverted to your account and cannot be commented on by the project team.
 


Mark as read / unread

Highlight or remove the highlight from the project bar and stay up-to-date on which projects require your attention. When new comments arrive, the project line is automatically highlighted.


Active / Archived

View active or archived projects.


Send

Displays the total number of projects in the selected list. The orange number indicates the number of projects marked as unread.

 
Search

Retrieves projects from the view list based on the job name.

My Page section

You can access the My Page section from the drop-down menu in the upper right corner of the service. From there you can e.g. change your account password and specify what kind of messages you want to receive about projects and comment progress.

Personal information

You can specify name and business information. If your email address has changed, please contact our support
support@netcomment.net
You can also enter a standard signature that will automatically be included in the accompanying text field for projects you submit.

Changing your password

You can change your password to your liking at any time and as many times as you like.

Time zone

Select the correct time zone and the project deadlines and reminders will be set correctly.

Language

Select the language of the service, Finnish, Swedish or English.

Project notifications

You can choose automatic messages about the progress of your project. You can make selections separately for projects that arrive for you and projects that you submit.

You can also select all messages as text messages (text messages only work on Finnish subscriptions where paid messages are not specifically blocked).

If you have a sharing account with your organization, any “Submissions” selections you make in the My Page section of your personal account will also apply to any projects you have created for the sharing account for which you have selected yourself as the “Owner” of the project.