Archive | May, 2013

Introducing Page and File Properties, Copying Tasks and Task Lists, and the Network Collection Picker

14 May

We’ve got three new features for you to try, all of which are available immediately (to all business users), and at no extra cost.

Page and File Properties

Page and File Properties extends the concept of structured properties from your Workspaces to the Pages and Files within those Workspaces.

We believe that structured data is one of the key ways that PBworks helps you manage your business processes.  Workspace properties help you do things like filter your projects by client or status.  Page and File Properties let you do the same at the workspace level; for example, you can label all your call notes with a “Page Type” property with the value “Call Note.”  This makes it easier for your to view all your call notes on a single screen.

Unlike our tagging system, which lets users enter any value for a tag and creates a “folksonomy,” Page and File properties are defined by network administrators who can define a specific set of options.

You can modify the properties of a page or file from the “Properties” section, right next to the “Tags” section.
https://docs.pbworks.com/w/page/36586108/Tags%20and%20Properties

To define properties for Workspaces, Pages, and/or Files, visit the Properties screen under network Admin settings.
https://docs.pbworks.com/w/page/36732314/Properties

Copy Tasks and Task Lists

One long-standing request has been the ability to copy tasks and task lists.  Now, that feature has arrived.  The Copy Task feature works just like the Copy Page feature; from any Task or Task list, click to pull down the options menu and select “Copy Task” or “Copy Task List” as appropriate.  You can use this to set up repeated tasks, or use copy a Task List when you have a process you need to duplicate.
https://docs.pbworks.com/w/page/27368599/Creating%20a%20Task

Network Collection Picker

Here at PBworks, we try to apply a set of consistent user interface approaches throughout our product.  One of the popular features of the “Files” interface within our workspaces is the ability to navigate using a tree structure, rather than simply having to click and drill down into sub-folders.

The Network Collection Picker applies the same principle to your Workspaces tab.  Some of our customers have many network collections on multiple levels.  This can make it hard to find the specific collection or set of workspaces you’re looking for, or to navigate between collections.

The new Network Collection Picker acts like the folder tree in our workspaces–you can use it to navigate to any collection within your network.
https://docs.pbworks.com/w/page/32472113/Workspace%20Collections

We hope you enjoy trying out these new capabilities!

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