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ProductionNext: Documents from ProductionNext on YouTube.

The Documents section is a place to store documents about your project. You can store two kinds of documents here:

  • Actual documents -- spreadsheets, planning documents, and the like.  Acceptable document types are: txt, pdf, doc, docx, rtf, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx, fdx, gif, png, jpeg, jpg, mov, mpg, mp4, mp3, aiff, and wav. In many (but not all) cases, we can show views of or players for those documents on the document's page.
     
  • Links to web pages. Any URL can be entered here, and the document's page will contain (where possible) an embedded view of that page. In addition, it's possible to embed views of documents stored in Google Docs, as long as the document has been "published" (in the Google Docs sense, as described here) and you have been granted access to it. Sadly, Google Docs restrictions mean that you are not able to edit those documents in our page -- you'll have to click the link to the file and edit in a new window. Finally, it's possible to embed links to Google Maps, by getting the embed code for your location and providing that as the link for the document. This is a little tricky, but you can find out how to do it here.

    It's not possible to embed Dropbox files in document pages (sorry; more security restrictions), but you can certainly store a link to a Dropbox file as a document, and your team members can click on the provided link to view and edit the file.

All your project members will be able to view / download these documents. In addition, project members can upload (and delete) documents of their own. Project owners and admins can delete any document. 

Beta test users: There are some tricky parts to how the Google Doc and Google Maps stuff works, especially regarding whether you're properly authenticated to see the document you're asking for.  If you have trouble with this, please let us know!