Navigating the platform - for Authors/Contributors
This article applies to the following permission levels:
|✅ Contributor||✅ Author||❌ Designer||❌ Admin|
Input: An input is a globally accessible tag that gives authors the ability to populate an Outfit document with content. There are various types of inputs that can be utilised to help make documents as customisable, or as stringent as necessary. Inputs come in different types which are appropriate for different forms of content.
Asset: Image resources that can be uploaded into Outfit templates. This may include logos, social media graphics, illustrations, photography etc.
Asset Library: The Asset Library is where all your assets are stored.
Document: Documents can be created by users from their available suite of templates. Documents are the individual pieces of collateral that live inside a project folder e.g. brochures, web ads, signage, business cards, social media tiles etc. These documents can be edited based on the inputs available in that template. Documents may or may not require approval in order to be exported and downloaded, shared or printed.
Project: Projects are folders that house a selection of a user’s documents.
Team: A selection of users belonging to a certain department, location or sub-brand.
This article will help users understand how to navigate the platform as an author or external contributor.
What is an Author/External Contributor?
An Author is an outfit user that has access to edit and change particular inputs and assets within a document, based on a template that has been created by the client for use.
An External Contributor is user who is given temporary access to a document with the view to edit and make changes without having full access to the Outfit platform and operates under a limited scope of use.
How to Navigate the Platform as an Author/External Contributor
Above is the platform when viewed as an author. There are several key areas you are likely to use often which will be explained in this article which include the Global Search, Notifications and Activity and the Left Hand Navigation Area.
This allows youto search for Projects, Templates and/or Documents that you have access to.
This includes both Notifications and Activities. The 'Notifications' section on the left hand shows actionable items or items that have been actioned. The 'Activity' section on the right hand side shows activity relating to your team.
This takes you to your project page where you can view either your own projects or all of the projects you have access to, meaning those belonging either to yourself or to any member of any teams that you belong to. Find out read more about Outfit projects here.
This link takes you to the Asset library where you can view any assets you have uploaded and all the assets that have been uploaded to the general account. You can find more information about the asset library here.
This tab allows you to view all of the items that are pending approval, awaiting review from yourself or have been approved. Depending on your access, some documents in outfit require approval before they are able to be exported. This tab allows you to view the status of any of your approvals. You can read more about our approvals process here.
This tab allows you to view any and all of the teams that you belong to. While Outfit is a collaborative platform, some of our templates are team restricted so here is where you would be able to find which team you have access to in order to request further access.
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