Jump to content
ALx

Publisher — shared cloud/web story editing

Recommended Posts

Allow for the document story to be uploaded to the cloud to be remotely edited in a collaborative environment. 

 

I'd like to see something akin to InDesign-InCopy workflow but much easier/better — without installing additional software and doing it entirely via a web interface.

 

Every now and then a project happens where a copy needs to be edited by either a client or a bigger group of authors/editors/proofreaders. We all know how it looks on average — lots of phone calls or emails with tons of text changes, unbearable Word docs for you to copy/paste the shit throughout the day. Bigger projects can deploy InCopy but it means purchasing additional software and then learning it and your average client won't like this very much (I've been there!).

 

But still it's pretty awesome to be able to just click 'update' after an editor sends you changes via InCopy and watch text and tables magically update. You just focus on the design, yay!

 

I think, with today's technologies, it could be possible to ditch additional software, sync document story to the cloud and build a web interface where clients and editorial team would work on the copy. Having a web interface would take away all the problems associated with software installation (documents could be accessed anywhere, from any device) and be more client-friendly.

 

Does that sound remotely (pun intended) possible?  B)


—ALx

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It would also be great if you could submit it for text changes while also locking most objects in place. (You could use the export option for selecting which parts the other users can edit. Nothing worse than sending a document to someone who doesn't know how to use an app only to have them move something accidentally, then instead of hitting command Z instead they just try and move it back ... and then it's aligned wrong and I need to rage kill a kitten.

 

(I'm thinking in the context of an organization like a church, or another non-profit, where only one person on a team might know how to use a computer reasonably.)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes David, that's the idea behind story editing — clients/editors/etc only change the content, without altering the layout/design. It's like designing a WordPress theme for editors who write copy that's automatically styled with that design. 


—ALx

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Please note the Annual Company Closure section in the Terms of Use. These are the Terms of Use you will be asked to agree to if you join the forum. | Privacy Policy | Guidelines | We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.