Publish a Comment-Friendly Link with WriterDuet Read

Looking to get some feedback on your work? Want people to only see the draft at a particular state? Need to share your work with friends who don't have a WriterDuet account? Easy! Generate a link that brings anybody to a view of your document. They can leave comments that go directly to your document in WriterDuet. 

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WriterDuet Read links are like sharing a PDF, but with a few added benefits: 

  1. WriterDuet Read links can be opened in one click, so don't require a file to be passed around. 
  2. Scripts look good on mobile devices and maintain the correct page count.
  3. Comments can be added in one click and WriterDuet-ers will see these comments right there in WriterDuet. 

This will create a read-only version of the current draft that is viewable through the link. You can create new links for updated drafts or update the existing link. Publish links will only be listed for the writer who created them. 

  1. Select Share from just above the page and select the Publish tab
    1. Or from the main menu select Share > Publish
  2. Select Create link
    1. A link will be created and copied immediately
    2. To create a new link for a different draft, select Publish to a new link
  3. As desired, edit the draft name
    1. The draft will default to the project name followed by '[MM/DD/YY] Draft'
  4. Share the link with friends & colleagues



Enable/Disable Commenting

By default, collaborators who view the link can leave comments on the document that are only visible to them and the WriterDuet project owner. 

When Public comments are enabled, anyone who visits the link can see the comments added in WriterDuet Read. The comment creator can modify the comment visibility, as well, in WriterDuet Read.

  1. Select Share from just above the page and select the Publish tab
    1. Or from the main menu select Share > Publish
  2. Select Options to the right of the desired published draft
  3. Check/Uncheck the box for Allow comments 
    1. As desired, check/uncheck the box for Allow public comments



Update Published Draft to Latest Version

If you have made edits to the document and want to update what people can see on WriterDuet Read, simply update the published version.

  1. Select Share from just above the page and select the Publish tab
    1. Or from the main menu select Share > Publish
  2. Select Options to the right of the desired published draft
  3. Select Update to latest



Rename Draft

  1. Select Share from just above the page and select the Publish tab
    1. Or from the main menu select Share > Publish
  2. Double-click the draft name OR Select Options to the right of the desired published draft and select Rename
  3. Rename the draft
    1. This will automatically display in WriterDuet Read. No need to update to the latest version



Edit Comment Visibility

By navigating to the link yourself and logging into WriterDuet Read, you'll be able to change permission for comments you have left to publicly viewable, viewable only for you, or not allowing comments at all.

  1. When leaving the comment, click Visible to until you see the desired option
    1. Everyone
    2. Myself
    3. Author

OR

  1. If the comment already exists, navigate to the Comments tab in the left panel
    1. As needed, check all the boxes for the comments you wish to affect
  2. Select the three-dot icon
  3. Select the desired options
    1. Set to Public
    2. Set to Private



Delete a Public Link

This will remove access to the document on WriterDuet Read. 

  1. Select Share from just above the page and select the Publish tab
    1. Or from the main menu select Share > Publish
  2. Select Options to the right of the desired published draft
  3. Select Delete Link

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