Uploading a File to Jive

You can upload a variety of files to the community to collaborate on them with others.

Depending on how your community manager has set up your community, you can upload a variety of external file types such as Microsoft Word documents, Adobe PDFs, and so on. After you have uploaded an external file, you can view and navigate through a preview view of its pages.

With documents created from Microsoft Office versions 2003, 2007, 2010 or higher (on Windows) or version 2008 or higher (on Macintosh), you can:

Uploading a file is a great way to include an externally-authored document or track its progress. For example, you can upload a Word document, then add collaborators so that it gets reviewed by other team members. Each collaborator can add inline comments to the document while in preview mode in Jive. (Comments made while editing a document in Office cannot be synchronized with comments made in the community.)

To create a smooth review and update process without the need to manually remove comments, inline comments added to a document are associated with a single version, and are removed whenever an updated version is saved. You can use Manage Versions to look at any comments associated with a previous version. You may want to mark the document as Final when you're finished collaborating on it.

To upload an external file to Jive, click Pencil icon > Uploaded File, then browse to the file you want. You can make the file available for viewing or editing only by you, a group of people you designate, or the entire community. If your community manager has enabled the antivirus feature, there will be a slight delay while the file is being scanned for viruses.