Livelink® QuickStart for Users

Livelink® QuickStart for Users
Livelink®
QuickStart for Users
This guide introduces new users to the basic features of
Livelink.
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Typographical Conventions Used in This Guide
All information in the following table is case-sensitive unless otherwise noted.
Items
File names, directory
names, folder names,
path names, window
names, dialog box names,
Web page names, URLs,
and e-mail addresses
Convention
These items appear in regular (normal) typeface. Some elements in
italic indicate placeholders.
Examples:
• Run setup.exe to start the installation program.
• Open the Livelink_home/config/opentext.ini file in a text edi­
tor.
Note
The placeholder Livelink_home represents the
Livelink root directory (directory where Livelink
was installed).
• Send an e-mail message to support@opentext.com to contact
Open Text Customer Support.
• In the Windows NT Control Panel, double-click the Services
icon to open the Services dialog box.
Names of user interface
elements, such as
buttons, links, menus,
check boxes, radio
buttons, lists, and fields
These items appear in bold typeface.
Examples:
• On the Tools menu, click Search.
• In the Services dialog box, click Livelink Server :
service_name, and then click the Start button.
• Click the item’s Functions icon, choose Info, and then
choose General.
• Click the Admin Home link.
Variable placeholders,
references to other
documents, new or
special terminology, and
emphasis
These items appear in italic typeface.
Examples:
• For more information, see the Livelink First-Time Installation
Guide.
• You can scan new documents for content of interest by sav­
ing your search criteria in a query called a prospector.
• In your Web browser, go to the default Livelink start page at
protocol://host:port/URL_prefix/livelink.exe, where protocol
is http or https, host is the DNS name of the HTTP server
host, port is the port number on which the HTTP server is lis­
tening, and URL_prefix is the prefix mapped to the
Livelink_home/cgi directory in the HTTP server.
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Items
Convention
References to chapters
These items appear in “quotation marks.”
and sections of
Examples:
documents, and citations
of messages displayed to • For more information, see Chapter Three, “Projects,” in the
Livelink QuickStart for Users guide.
users
• For more information, see “Item Types” in Chapter Five,
“Livelink Items.”
• For more information, see “Item Types,” page 150.
• If the import completes successfully, Oracle displays the
message “Database import completed without errors.”
Operating system
commands, code
examples, feature names,
method names, object
names, and text typed by
users
These items appear in a monospaced font.
Examples:
• In the User Name field, type Admin.
• At the operating system prompt, type start-llserver,
and then press ENTER.
• When searching for users, you can set the maximum number
of users displayed per page by setting the value (default is
30) of the MaxUsersToListPerPage parameter in the
[general] section of the opentext.ini file.
Key names
Key names appear in ALL CAPS.
Examples:
• Press ENTER to start a new line when typing in this field.
• To select multiple items, hold down the CTRL key while you
click the items that you want to select.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1
Introducing Livelink ...................................................................................................................... 1
Accessing Livelink ................................................................................................................... 2
Logging In.......................................................................................................................... 2
Logging Out ...................................................................................................................... 3
Changing Your Livelink Settings............................................................................................. 4
Changing your General Settings .................................................................................... 4
Changing Your Livelink Color Scheme........................................................................... 5
Setting Your Discussion Preferences ............................................................................... 6
Modifying Workflow Settings ........................................................................................... 7
Changing Your Password ................................................................................................ 9
Chapter 2
Working with Livelink.................................................................................................................. 11
Understanding Livelink Workspaces.................................................................................... 12
Enterprise Workspace .................................................................................................... 12
Personal Workspace....................................................................................................... 12
Project Workspace ......................................................................................................... 13
Personalizing a Workspace ........................................................................................... 13
Creating a Custom View......................................................................................... 13
Working with Favorite Items .................................................................................... 13
Configuring Tabs on a Personal Page ................................................................... 14
Editing Your Personal Profile.................................................................................... 14
Working with Common Livelink Elements ........................................................................... 16
Navigating Livelink ......................................................................................................... 16
Keyboard Accessible Menus .................................................................................. 18
Working With Different Views ........................................................................................ 18
Working with Livelink items ............................................................................................ 19
Classifying Featured Items ...................................................................................... 20
Moving, Copying, and Deleting Livelink Items ..................................................... 21
Using the Functions Icon ................................................................................................ 21
Viewing an Item ....................................................................................................... 21
Fetching an Item...................................................................................................... 21
Downloading an Item ............................................................................................. 22
Reserving an Item .................................................................................................... 22
Unreserving an Item................................................................................................. 23
Rating an Item.......................................................................................................... 23
Viewing Information about an Item ...................................................................... 24
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Searching Livelink.................................................................................................................. 25
Basic Searching .............................................................................................................. 25
Advanced Searching .................................................................................................... 25
Chapter 3
Understanding Permissions........................................................................................................ 29
Defining Permissions .............................................................................................................. 30
Basic Work Item Permissions .......................................................................................... 31
Document Management Permissions.......................................................................... 31
Role-based Permissions.................................................................................................. 32
Chapter 4
Working with Documents and Folders...................................................................................... 33
Adding a Folder .................................................................................................................... 34
Adding a Document ............................................................................................................ 35
Adding a Text Document .............................................................................................. 35
Adding a Compound Document ................................................................................ 36
Reordering Items in a Compound Document...................................................... 36
Viewing a Compound Document Outline ........................................................... 37
Chapter 5
Working with Tasks ..................................................................................................................... 39
Adding a Task List.................................................................................................................. 40
Task List Workspace............................................................................................................... 41
Adding a Task to a Task List ........................................................................................... 41
Editing a Task................................................................................................................... 43
Adding a Milestone ........................................................................................................ 43
Modifying Milestone Dates ..................................................................................... 44
Adding a Task Group ..................................................................................................... 44
Chapter 6
Working With Discussions and Polling ...................................................................................... 47
Discussions.............................................................................................................................. 48
Adding a Discussion ....................................................................................................... 48
Adding a Topic ............................................................................................................... 49
Displaying a Discussion .................................................................................................. 50
Replying to a Topic or Reply ......................................................................................... 51
Marking as Read............................................................................................................. 51
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Polling ..................................................................................................................................... 52
Adding a Poll................................................................................................................... 52
Editing a Poll .................................................................................................................... 53
Voting in a Poll ................................................................................................................ 54
Chapter 7
Working with Projects................................................................................................................. 55
Project Roles .......................................................................................................................... 56
Using the Project Creation Wizard ...................................................................................... 57
General Info.............................................................................................................. 57
Content ..................................................................................................................... 58
Participants ............................................................................................................... 58
Presentation.............................................................................................................. 59
Modifying Participant Information ...................................................................................... 60
Adding Project Participants.................................................................................... 60
Changing the Role of a Project Participant ......................................................... 61
E-mailing Project Participants ................................................................................. 61
Creating a Project Template ............................................................................................... 62
Exporting a Project Template........................................................................................ 63
Chapter 8
Working with Notifications ......................................................................................................... 65
Notification Reports .............................................................................................................. 66
Personal Notification Report ......................................................................................... 66
Project Notification Report ............................................................................................ 66
Clearing Notification reports ......................................................................................... 67
Setting Notifications .............................................................................................................. 68
Modifying the Notification Settings .............................................................................. 68
Modifying the Notification Interests.............................................................................. 69
Chapter 9
Getting Help................................................................................................................................ 73
Accessing Online Help ......................................................................................................... 74
Searching Help ............................................................................................................... 75
The About Livelink Page ................................................................................................ 76
Index............................................................................................................................................ 77
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Chapter 1
Introducing Livelink
Livelink is a Web-based system that organizations use for storing, sharing, managing, and
distributing information. Livelink promotes a collaborative work environment and helps
people manage information efficiently and effectively.
This guide provides a basic overview of Livelink’s features and functionality.
Introducing Livelink
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Accessing Livelink
Accessing Livelink
You access Livelink using a Web browser, such as Netscape Navigator® or Microsoft®
Internet Explorer.
Your Livelink Administrator provides you with the URL to access Livelink, as well as a
user name and password, which are required for you to log in to Livelink. Once you have
logged in, your user capabilities depend on the permissions that your Administrator and
other users have set on items and Workspaces. For more information about Livelink
Permissions, see Chapter 3, “Understanding Permissions” .
Logging In
Your user ID logs you in to Livelink and controls the operations that you perform.
To log in to Livelink:
1.
Type the Livelink URL in your Web browser’s address field.
2.
On the User Log-in page, type your log in ID in the Username field.
3.
Type your password in the Password field.
Note
4.
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Your password is case sensitive; enter it exactly as it was given to you.
Click the Log-in button.
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Logging Out
You should log out of Livelink every time you finish working to prevent unauthorized
users from accessing your information.
To log out of Livelink:
•
Choose Log-out on the Tools menu, and then click the Log-out button.
Tip
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When you log out using the above procedure, you’re browser window
remains open. You can also log out by closing your browser window.
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Changing Your Livelink Settings
Changing Your Livelink Settings
You can change your color scheme, Discussion and Workflow settings, Livelink password,
and other general settings on the Settings pages. When you modify these settings, you
override the settings specified by your Livelink Administrator.
To access the Settings pages:
• Choose Settings on the Tools menu, and then click the tab that contains the
information you want to change.
Changing your General Settings
On the General Settings page, you can specify how long you want the New
and
Modified
icons to display for Livelink items, specify the format that Livelink
containers appear, select a navigation style, and enable keyboard accessibility. You can
also select a default start page, the page that appears when you log in to Livelink.
To change your general settings:
1. On the General Settings page, click one of the following pages in the Default Start
Page drop-down list:
•
Enterprise, the Enterprise Workspace appears upon logging in to Livelink.
•
Personal, the Personal Workspace appears upon logging in to Livelink.
• About Livelink, this page appears upon logging in to Livelink and provides basic
information about Livelink features and functionality.
2.
Click one of the following views in the Default View of Items drop-down list:
• Detail, displays small icons in a single column and includes information for each
item.
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•
Small Icon, displays small icons in two columns.
•
Large Icon, displays large icons in four columns.
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3.
If you are in the Detail View, select the show item descriptions on Detail View check
box to display item descriptions.
4.
Click one of the following in the Navigation Style drop-down list:
• Hyperlinked Trail, shows the system path to an obect in a horizontal “trail” that
includes the object’s name, and its Type and Functions icons.
•
Drop-down List, shows the system path to an item in a drop-down list.
Note
5.
This option only appears if the Livelink Administrator has allowed users
to override the default navigation style.
To specify the number of days the New and Modified icons appear next to an item
after it is added or changed, click a number in the “New” Indicator Duration and
“Modified” Indicator Duration drop-down lists.
6. To navigate through Livelink using keyboard commands, instead of the Java-based
menus, which require the use of a mouse, select the Keyboard Accessible Menus
check box.
7.
Click the Update button.
For specific information on Livelink items, Workspaces, and Livelink’s navigational
elements, see “Working with Common Livelink Elements,” page 16.
Changing Your Livelink Color Scheme
You can customize the appearance of Livelink by modifying the color scheme.
To change Livelink’s color scheme:
1.
On the Color Settings page, select a color for Row 1 and Row 2 by clicking the
appropriate radio buttons.
2.
Do one of the following:
•
Click the Preview button to view your color settings.
•
Click the Update button to finish.
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Changing Your Livelink Settings
Setting Your Discussion Preferences
On the Discussion Settings page, you can set posting and reply preferences, and viewing
options, which types of items appear, how far back in time you want to view items, and in
which view you want the items to appear.
Decide whether you want to see a nested view, which displays replies indented below
messages, or a report view, which displays all messages and replies in a simple list format.
For more information about Livelink Discussions, see “Discussions,” page 48.
To set your Discussion preferences:
1.
On the Discussion Settings page, click the length of time that old messages can appear
by default in the Default Period From drop-down list.
2.
Click one of the following in the Default View drop-down list:
•
Nested View, which displays Topic and Reply information.
• Report View, which displays the Topic and Reply information in column
headings, instead of indented lines of text.
3. Click the Topics Only, Unread Only, or All radio button to set which messages you
view by default.
4.
If you do not want Livelink to use the first portion of your comments as the subject of
a posted Topic when you leave the subject line blank, clear the Use Content Summary
as Subject check box.
5. If you do not want Livelink to automatically enclose the text of your replies in
quotation marks, clear the Quote Comments check box.
6. If you do not want Livelink to display threads, Discussion Topics or Replies, adjacent
to the Topics and Replies to which they relate, clear the Show Threads in Context
check box.
7.
6
Click the Update button.
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Modifying Workflow Settings
Livelink Workflows enable Livelink users to create and participate in automatically
executing work processes. For example, you can create a Workflow that processes requests
for vacation time. If you plan to be out of the office or otherwise unavailable, you can
designate a Workflow proxy to complete any Workflow steps that are assigned to you
while you are gone.
For more information about Livelink Workflows, see the Livelink User Online Help.
To change your Workflow settings:
1.
If you want the next step that is assigned to you to appear on your Assignments page,
select the Display next immediate step assigned to me check box.
2.
Click one of the following in the Default Page drop-down list:
3.
•
General, displays when you access the Workflow assignment.
•
Overview, displays an overview page of the entire work package.
To set your Workflow proxy, do the following:
•
Click the Choose User or Group icon
.
• In the Select Proxy window, click one of the search methods in the Search dropdown list.
•
Type your search term in the starts with field.
•
Click the Find button.
Livelink performs a case-insensitive starts with search. For example, typing van in
the Last Name field displays information about Livelink users whose last name
begins with a V (capital) or v (lowercase). A blank field retrieves all records of
the search term.
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Changing Your Livelink Settings
• Click the Select link of the Livelink user or group you want to set as your proxy
when you are unavailable.
4. To determine which initiated Workflows appear on the Workflow Status page, click
one of the following in the Relationship drop-down list:
•
All, displays every initiated Workflow that a user has the permission to see.
•
Initiated, displays only Workflows that are initated by the user.
•
Managed, displays only Workflows managed by the user.
5.
Click either the Not Archived or Archived radio button to determine which
Workflows appear on the Workflow Status page.
6.
If you want to further limit the Workflows that appear, click the Advanced icon
next to whichever radio button you selected in Step 5, and then do the following:
• Click a criterion type in the Action drop-down list. The options that appear
depend on whether you are limiting Archived or Not Archived Workflows. The
parentheses allow you to build complex arguments, for example:
(“Status = OK” OR “Status = Completed”) AND “Due Date > 07/05/2001”
•
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Click the Submit button.
7.
Click the method you want Livelink to use to sort Workflows on the Workflow Status
page in the Sort Order drop-down list.
8.
To specify a maximum number of Workflows that can appear on a single page, type a
number in the Workflows per page field.
9.
Click the Update button.
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Changing Your Password
After you log in to Livelink, you can change your password.
Note
Your Livelink Administrator can specify requirements for passwords, such as
requiring alpha numeric characters, these requirements still apply when you
reset your password. If you forget the requirements or your password, you
must contact your Livelink Administrator.
To change your Livelink password:
1.
On the Password Settings page, type your current password in the Current Password
field.
2.
Type your new password in the New Password field.
3.
Retype your new password in the Verify Password field.
4.
Click the Update button.
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Changing Your Livelink Settings
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Chapter 2
Working with Livelink
Livelink is made up of various Workspaces; the most widely used Workspaces are the
Enterprise, Personal, and Project Workspaces. Each Workspace is used to manage different
types of information and provides various tools to make the work you do easier. This
chapter describes the three principle Workspaces, introduces you to the appearance of
Livelink, and provides you with an overview of the types of items and tools that appear
throughout the Livelink enviroment.
Note
Working with Livelink
Because your Livelink Administrator can modify the configuration of
Livelink and set permissions to limit the functions that you can perform, your
Workspaces may not appear exactly as they do in this guide. For more
information about Permissions, see “Understanding Permissions,” page 29.
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Understanding Livelink Workspaces
Understanding Livelink Workspaces
Each Workspace has unique characteristics, but the basic architecture and navigational
elements are the same. A Workspace is a container that serves as a storage area for items.
The Enterprise and Personal menus are located in the upper right corner of Livelink
pages. Other Workspace menus, such as the Project menu, only appear when you are
inside a particular Workspace.
Enterprise Workspace
The Enterprise Workspace is known as the “public” storage area of Livelink. It is a central
repository used to store information and other Livelink items that are available to all
Livelink users.
Personal Workspace
Your Personal Workspace is a container over which you have complete control. You have
full permissions on this Workspace, which means you can perform all general Livelink
functions such as add, modify, and delete items. You can also customize the appearance of
the Workspace and organize its content to best suit your needs and interest.
You can access your Personal Workspace on the Personal menu. From this menu, you can
also view the following pages that contain information specific to you:
• My Assignments, displays a list of Workflow and Task List Tasks that are assigned to
you.
•
My Discussions, displays a list of all the Discussions that you have permission to see.
•
My Favorites, displays shortcuts to all items that you have classified as “favorite”.
•
My Groups, displays every group for which you are a member.
• My Profile, contains a General and Personal tab that provides information about
yourself.
•
News, contains all News Channels that you have permission to see.
•
My Projects, displays all Projects for which you are a member.
• Recommendations, displays items and users that the system determines might be
useful to you.
•
My Reports, contains the following tabs by default:
•
LiveReports, which contains a list of database queries
•
MyQueries, which contains saved search queries
•
MySnapshots, which contains saved search result pages
• My Reserved Items, displays all items that are reserved by you or a group for which
you are a member.
•
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My Search Templates, displays the search templates that you have created.
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Task Lists, displays every Task List that you have the permission to see.
•
Workflow Status, displays every Workflow that you have the permission to see.
Project Workspace
Project Workspaces, like the Personal and Enterprise Workspace, allow you to store
information that is directly related to the Project in one location. A Project Workspace can
contain the same items as other Workspaces.
For more information about Livelink Projects, see “Working with Projects,” page 55.
Personalizing a Workspace
For information about changing the color scheme and other settings, see “Changing your
General Settings,” page 4.
Creating a Custom View
You can customize the appearance of Workspaces by creating a Web page that includes
text, images, and links, and then adding it to a container. The Web page will appear at the
top of the Workspace, just below the global and Add New Item menus. The custom view
feature supports files written in HTML, JavaScript, VBScript, and Java applets.
To add a custom view to a Workspace:
1.
Create a Web page and save it with an HTML file extension.
2.
Add the images that are referenced in the HTML file to the Workspace.
3.
Add the HTML file, as a Document, to the container, and name it
customview.html.
Tip
You can add images directly to the Workspace or to a separate Folder.
Remember to update the links in the web page if you move the image from its
original location.
You can hide the HTML Document and any associated images from view by
clicking the Functions icon, choosing Configure, and then clicking the
Hidden radio buttons for each item you want to hide.
Working with Favorite Items
You can store shortcuts to Livelink items that you frequently use on your Favorites page.
To make an item a Favorite:
1.
On the Favorites page, click the Add New Favorite button
2.
Navigate to the item you want as a Favorite, and then click its Select link.
Tip
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.
You can also make an item a Favorite by clicking an item’s Functions icon,
and then choosing Make Favorite.
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Understanding Livelink Workspaces
Configuring Tabs on a Personal Page
You can add, edit, and organize the tabs for most of the pages in your Personal
Workspace.
To add a tab:
1.
Choose the page to which you want to add a tab on the Personal menu.
2.
Click the Configure Tabs button
3.
Click the Add Tabs button
4.
Type a name for the tab in the Tab number field.
5.
To set the tab to apear in the front most position when you access the page, click the
Default radio button.
6.
Click the Submit button.
.
.
To remove a tab:
1.
Choose the page for which you want to remove a tab on the Personal menu.
2.
Click the Configure Tabs button
3.
For each tab you want to remove, select the Remove check box.
4.
Click the Submit button.
.
To edit and organize tabs:
1.
Choose the page for which you want to edit and organize the tabs on the Personal
menu.
2.
Click the tab that contains the items you want to organize.
3.
Click the Edit/Organize button
4.
For each item, click the tab where you want it to appear in the drop-down lists.
5.
Click the Submit button.
.
Editing Your Personal Profile
User information is stored in two tabs of the the User info page:
• General, which contains the user’s log-in name, password, contact information, and
privileges.
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Understanding Livelink Workspaces
• Personal, which contains personal information, such as a photograph, birthday,
personal interests, and home contact information.
Note
You must have the Edit Self privilege for a tab in order to change your
personal information. The Edit icon
indicates that you have that privilege.
To edit user information on the Personal tab:
1.
Choose My Profile on the Personal menu.
2.
Click the Personal tab.
3.
To add a photo, click the Browse Livelink button, navigate to the photo, and then click
its Select link.
4.
Click Male or Female in the Gender drop-down list.
5.
Click a month and a date in the Birthday drop-down lists, and then type a year in the
text field.
6.
Type an e-mail address in the Alternative E-mail field.
7. Type any personal contact information in the Home Address, Home Phone, Home
Fax, Cellular Phone, and Pager fields.
8.
Type URLs in the My Homepage and My Favorite Links fields.
9.
Type a description of interests in the Interests field.
10. Click the Update button.
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Working with Common Livelink Elements
Working with Common Livelink Elements
Every Livelink page is an HTML document with common interface elements. These
elements appear throughout the Livelink environment.
Navigating Livelink
Livelink’s navigational elements enable you to perform Livelink functions and manuever
through Workspaces quickly and easily using your mouse. Figure 2-a and the
corresponding list provide an overview of the most common Livelink elements.
Figure 2-a: Commonly used Livelink elements.
1.
Global Menus
These menus appear on almost every page in Livelink. Certain Workspaces and
Livelink modules include thier own global menu, such as Projects and Task Lists.
However, the following four menus always appear:
•
Personal, allows you to access your Personal Workspace and information pages.
• Enterprise, allows you to access the Enterprise Workspace and the Users and
Groups page.
•
Tools, allows you to search Livelink, log out, and modify your Livelink settings.
• Help, allows you to access Livelink's context sensitive help (help for individual
pages) and the Table of Contents (all help pages in Livelink). You can also view
the About Livelink page, and send feedback to the Livelink Adminstrator via email. For more information about using the online help, see “Accessing Online
Help,” page 74.
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2.
Quick Links
Two hyperlinks appear below each global menu, and are used as shortcuts to a global
menu item.
3.
Add New Item Menu
This menu appears in every Workspace or container where you have the Add Item
permission. You add items to Livelink by choosing them on this menu. You can also
add Folders and Documents by clicking the Add Document
icons next to the Add New Item menu.
4.
and Add Folder
Functions Icon
This icon appears beside every item and enables you to perform operations on the
item based on your permissions.
For more information about the items you can perform using the Functions icon, see
“Using the Functions Icon,” page 21.
5.
Multiple Browse Views
Multi-Browse views enable you to change your default view of items in Folders,
Compound Documents, and the Personal, Enterprise, and Project Workspaces.
For more information about Multiple Browse Views, see “Working With Different
Views,” page 18.
6.
The Search Bar
You can locate items anywhere in Livelink by typing a word or phrase in the Search
Livelink text field, and then clicking the Go button.
For more information about searching in Livelink, see “Searching Livelink,” page 25.
7. Navigation Systems
The following types of navigation systems are available:
• Drop-down List, shows the system path to an item in a drop-down list, and
appears by default. You can navigate to a level above your current location by
clicking the Up One Level icon
location in the drop-down list.
, or you can move to a higher level by clicking a
• Hyperlink Trail, shows the system path to an item in a "trail" that includes the
item's name, its associated image, and a Functions icon. You can navigate to
levels above your current location by clicking a link in the trail.
Note
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The Administrator sets the navigation system for the entire Livelink
community. If the Administrator allows users to override the navigation
system, you can choose either navigation style on the My General Settings
page.
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8.
Featured Items
Featured Items appear in a separate section. If you are inside a Project, Sub-Projects
will appear in the location where Featured items normally appear, and the section will
be titled “Sub-Projects”. For more information about Featured items, see “Classifying
Featured Items,” page 20.
9.
Hyperlinked Item Names
Every Livelink item name is linked, which enables you to browse a container or open
an item to view its contents.
Keyboard Accessible Menus
You can also use a keyboard accessible menu to navigate through Livelink. This type of menu
enables you to move through Livelink using your keyboard’s up and down arrows
instead of clicking icons and hyperlinks. To learn how to enable keyboard accessible
menus, see “Changing your General Settings,” page 4.
Working With Different Views
Multi-Browse functionality enables you to change the way items appear in the Personal,
Project, and Enterprise Workspaces, and in Folders and Compound Documents. You can
change the default view for all of Livelink on the My General Settings page, for more
information, see “Changing your General Settings,” page 4. You can modify the view for
individual pages, by clicking one of the following buttons:
• Detail View
, displays icons in a list and includes additional information such as
an item’s name, size, and modified date (which you can sort by clicking the
appropriate column headings). When you are in Detail View, you can copy, move, and
delete multiple items, and show item descriptions.
•
Large Icon View
, displays lare icons in four columns. The item’s name appears
under its icon with the Functions icon, and if applicable, the New
and Modified
icons.
•
Small Icon View
, displays small icons in two columns. The item’s name appears
under its icon with the Functions icon, and if applicable, the New
and Modified
icons.
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Working with Livelink items
Table 2-1 provides a list of item’s and thier associated icons that are common throughout
Livelink Workspaces.
Table 2-1: Livelink Items and Icons
Icon
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Icon Name
Description
Modified Icon
Indicates a recently changed item
New Icon
Indicates a recently added item
Up One Level Icon
Enables you to navigate to higher levels in
the Livelink hierarchy
Alias Icon
Indicates the item is an Alias (or shortcut)
to the original item
Generation Icon
Identifies the item as a Generation (locked
version)
Personal Volume Icon
Identifies the location or container as your
Personal Workspace
Ascending or
Descending Sort Icon
Enables you to sort items in ascending or
descending order (alphabetical and
numerical)
Reserved Icon
Indicates an item is reserved
Paperclip Icon
Indicates an attachment
Folder
A container that stores Livelink items
Text Document
An unformatted Text Document
Microsoft Word
Document
A Microsoft Word™ document
Microsoft Excel
Spreadsheet
A Microsoft Excel™ document
HTML Document
An HTML document
Compound Document
A container that stores multiple Documents
(such as chapters of a book), Aliases,
Generations, and other Compound
Documents in sequential order
URL
A Web page’s address
Channel
A container for storing and publishing
news items
News Item
An article published by means of a Channel
or News Player
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Table 2-1: Livelink Items and Icons
Icon
Icon Name
Description
Project
A Workspace for teams to share
information
Discussion
A set of related Topics and Replies about a
particular subject
Topic
The beginning of a thread in a Discussion
Reply
The continuation of a thread in a Discussion
Task List
A group of Tasks
Task
An assigment for a Livelink user or group
Workflow Map
A structured work process
Query
A stored set of search criteria that can be
reexecuted
Snapshot
A stored set of search results. Displaying
the Snapshot does not re-execute the search
that produced it.
Category
A container that stores attribute values
LiveReport™
A report that lists statistics and other
information about the Livelink database.
LiveReports are generated by SQL
commands that return information about
the data stored in the database.
Classifying Featured Items
When you want Livelink items to stand out, you can specify them as Featured items. These
items appear above the other items in a separate section. Featured items display as large
icons and are arranged into four columns, except in Sub-Projects, where the item displays
as a small Icon. You can add Featured Items to any Livelink Workspace, Folder, or
Compound Document.
To add a Featured item:
1.
Do one of the following:
•
Click the Edit icon
in the upper right corner of the page.
•
Click an item’s Functions icon, and then choose Configure.
2. Click the Featured radio button for each item you want to classify as Featured, and
then click the Update button.
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Moving, Copying, and Deleting Livelink Items
You can modify single items by clicking an item’s Functions icon, and then choosing
Move, Copy, or Delete. If you are in the Detail View, you can modify multiple items at one
time by selecting the check box next to each item you want to modify, and then clicking
the Move, Copy, or Delete button.
Using the Functions Icon
The Functions icon is a menu that is located next to every Livelink item. The functions
that can be performed vary, depending on the Livelink item type and the permissions you
have on the item. For more information, including descriptions of functions not described
in this guide, see the Livelink User Online Help. If you use Livelink on a Macintosh
computer, see the topic “Info for Macintosh Users,” in the Livelink User Online Help.
You can perform the same functions on many Livelink items. This section uses Documents
as the primary example.
Viewing an Item
When you view an item in Livelink, you see an HTML version of it generated by Livelink.
For this reason, certain formatting attributes of the original Document may be lost.
However, viewing is often the quickest way to view a Document’s content.
To view a Document:
1.
Click the Document’s name.
Livelink converts the Document to HTML format and displays it in your browser
window.
2.
To return to the previous page, click the browser’s Back button.
Note
If the message “Unable to convert” displays, the file may be in a format that
Livelink cannot display. In this case, try fetching the Document, as described
in the following section.
Fetching an Item
Fetching allows you to open or save a Document from Livelink using its native
application. The way your Web browser handles a Document that you fetch depends on
the file’s format and the settings of your Web browser. If you experience problems
fetching items, contact your Livelink Administrator.
Note
For some Document types, Microsoft Internet Explorer opens the Document
in a formatted browser window instead of its native application.
To fetch a Document:
1.
Click the Document’s Functions icon, and then choose Fetch.
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Downloading an Item
To download a Document:
1.
Click the Document’s Functions icon, and then choose Download.
2.
In the File Download window, do one of the following:
•
To open the Document without saving, click the Open button.
• To save the Document to your computer, click the Save button, navigate to the
location you want the Document saved, and then click Save.
Reserving an Item
When several Livelink users work with the same item, the reserve function prevents them
from revising it at the same time. If you have the Reserve permission, you can reserve
Documents, Compound Documents, and Workflows. You can reserve these items
individually or by group name.
When you reserve an item, you can download a copy to your local computer. When an
item is reserved, others can still view, fetch, or download it, but they cannot add a new
version to Livelink. Only the Livelink user or group who has the item reserved can
unreserve it or add a new version of it to Livelink.
The reserved icon appears next to the Document, indicating that it is reserved. On the
Document’s General Info page, the Reserved by field contains the Livelink user or group
name under which it is reserved.
To reserve a Document:
1.
Click the Document’s Functions icon, and then choose Reserve.
2. Click the name of the Livelink user or group that is reserving the Document in the
Reserve By field.
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3.
Click the Download link to download a copy of the Document.
4.
Click the Submit button.
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Unreserving an Item
If you made changes to the item while it was reserved, you can add the revised version to
Livelink when you unreserve it.
To unreserve a Document:
1.
Click the Document’s Functions icon, and then choose Unreserve.
2. To add a new version of the Document, select the Add New Version check box, and
then do the following:
•
To add a description for the new version, type it in the Description field.
• Click the Browse button, navigate to the Document you are uploading, and then
click the Open button.
• To modify the Categories or Attributes associated with the Document, click the
Edit button. For more information about Categories and Attributes, see the
Livelink User Online Help.
3.
Click the Submit button.
Rating an Item
Recommendations and ratings help you locate and retrieve information in Livelink. They
also give you a method with which to provide feedback about the information you find.
To rate a Document:
1.
In the Enterprise Workspace, click a Document’s Functions icon, and then choose
Rate It.
2.
On the Ratings Info page, click a rating for the Document in the Rating drop-down
list.
3.
To include a comment with your rating, type it in the Comment field.
4.
To include an explanation with your rating, type it in the Explanation field.
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5.
Click the Submit button.
Tip
You can also access the Ratings Info page by clicking a Document’s Functions
icon, choosing Info, and then choosing Ratings.
Viewing Information about an Item
Information about every Livelink item appears on the item’s Info pages. To access an Info
page, click an item’s Functions icon, choose Info, and then choose the info type you want
to view. Once you access an Info page, click a tab to view another type of information.
Info Types
An item’s Info page contains several tabs, each containing different types of information.
The Info pages for different types of Livelink items vary.
Table 2-2 describes the tabs that appear on the Info pages of an item. For more information
about Info pages, see the Livelink User Online Help.
Table 2-2: Info Page Tabs
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Info Page
Description
General
Displays information common to all Livelink item types. If you have the
Modify permission for the Document, you can update the Name and
Description fields, change where information about the Document
appears, and whether or not certain types of information appear at all.
Specific
Displays information unique to the item type. For a Document, this
includes the Current Version number, Max. Versions, and MIME Type
fields. The MIME type is stored with every Document in Livelink to tell
the browser what type of file it is. If you have the Modify permission for
the item, you can update the Max. Versions and MIME Type fields.
Audit
Displays a log of operations affecting the item, dates when the operations
occurred, and displays the name of the user who executed the operation.
Typical events include Create, View, and Version Fetched. Your Livelink
Administrator configures all audit settings.
Categories
Lists the custom Categories that are applied to this item. Your Livelink
Administrator defines each Category by adding one or more attributes to
it.
References
Lists an item’s aliases and generations.An alias is a shortcut to an item
stored n Livelink. A generation is a locked version of an item. You cannot
revise or delete a generation.
Versions
Lists information about each of an item’s versions. By default, Livelink
saves all versions of items added to Livelink. If you have the Delete
Versions permission for an item, you can specify a maximum number of
versions to keep, and Livelink will purge the older versions.
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Searching Livelink
Searching Livelink
You search Livelink to locate Documents, Folders, and other Livelink items. Your search
can be as basic as finding similar items in a Workspace, or it can be constructed as a query,
which is a set of search criteria that contains keywords, a complex query constructed with
the Livelink Query Language, a question (natural language query), or any combination of
these. For more information about queries, see the Livelink User Online Help.
You access Livelink Search on the Search bar, which appears on most Livelink pages, or on
the Livelink Search page. The Search bar allows you to execute a simple search, while the
Search page allows you to build a more complex query.
Note
When you perform a search, the results are filtered so only the items for
which you have the permissions to view appear on the Search Results page.
Basic Searching
Finding items that are similar to another item in a Workspace or on the Search Result page
is the simplest way to search Livelink. When you search for similar items, Livelink returns
a list of items that contain all or any of the five most unique key phrases (recurring words
and word combinations) of the original item. If the original item has no key phrases,
Livelink returns a list of the items that contain all or any of the words from the title of the
original item.
Note
Finding items that are similar to another item in a Workspace may produce
different results than searching for items that are similar to another item on
the Search Result page.
To find a similar item:
•
Click the Functions icon, and then choose Find Similar.
To search Livelink from the Search bar:
1.
Type the term or phrase you want to search for in the Search Livelink release number
for field.
2.
Click the name of the index you want to search in the drop-down list.
3.
Click the Go button.
Advanced Searching
For more information about advanced searching, see the Livelink User Online Help.
To search Livelink from the Livelink Search page:
1.
Do one of the following:
•
Choose Search on the Tools menu.
•
Click the Advanced link on any Livelink Search bar.
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2. To change the way your search results display, click the Display Options button,
modify any options, and then click the Save button.
3.
To type search criteria in the form of a question, click the Natural Language Query
link.
4. To choose a slice (subset of the index) to search, click the Scope link. If you do not
specify a slice, Livelink searches the current version of all items in the Enterprise
Index. The list of available slices may include the following, plus any custom slices
created by your Administrator.
• Enterprise, which searches the most recent version of all items in the entire
Enterprise Workspace.
• Enterprise [All Versions], which searches all versions of all items in the entire
Enterprise Workspace.
•
Help, which searches the Livelink User Online Help.
5.
To see the lists and fields for searching system attributes, and to choose the search
criteria from these fields, click the System Attributes link. Attributes are metadata,
they contain information about Livelink items, such as the user name of the owner of
an item or the date that the item was created.
6.
To see the Custom Categories lists and fields of search criteria, click the Categories
link, click a Category in the drop-down list, and then choose a Category from the
drop-down list below it.
7. To search for XML content and select an XML DTD (document type definition) that
specifies the regions you want to search, click the XML Types link.
8. To specify the method in which Livelink resolves your query, click a method in the
Look For drop-down list.
9.
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To expand your query, click a modifier in the Modifier drop-down list.
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10. To minimize your query by searching only content (the information contained within
items, such as the text of a Document) or metadata, click a search item in the Within
drop-down list.
11. Type words or other search criteria in the Search field.
12. Click the Search button.
The Search Result page displays the results ranked in order of relevance. You can view the
items on a Search Result page by clicking its link. You can perform other functions the
items by clicking an items Functions icon.
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Chapter 3
Understanding Permissions
Permissions are the rules that define which users have access to different items in Livelink.
Your permissions, as an individual user or a member of a group, determine if you can see
and open, modify, delete, or change the permissions on certain items. By defining the
appropriate permissions for your system’s users and groups, the information inside
Livelink is protected.
Note
Like permissions, privileges also define what a user can do in Livelink.
However, permissions govern access to individual items, privileges apply to
the Livelink system as a whole. For example, the ability to log in to Livelink is
a privilege, as is the ability to add new users.
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Defining Permissions
Defining Permissions
Every item in Livelink has a record stored in the Access Control List (ACL). An item’s ACL
determines which Livelink users and groups can access the item.When the user accesses
the item, the ACL defines the user’s permissions for the item. Most often, the ACL of an
item is based on the permissions of the container to which it is added.
Initially, every item stored in Livelink has the following permissions:
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Owner
, the user that initially added the item to Livelink. Ownership of an item
can transfer from one user or group to another.
•
Owner Group
, the item owner’s default group.
•
Public Access
, specified when a user is created. If an item is Public Access
Enabled, all users with the Public Access permission can view the item. You can
modify an item’s Public Access status on the Permissions page.
You can access the ACL for an item on its Permissions page, which lists the users and
groups that have access to the item. When you click a user or group’s link, you can see the
specific permissions for that user or group, as shown in Figure 3-a.
To view an item’s Permissions page:
•
Click the Functions icon, and then choose Permissions.
Note
You can only access this page if you have the Edit Permissions permission.
Figure 3-a: The Permissions page.
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Basic Work Item Permissions
Basic Work Item permissions apply to Channels, Discussions, and Task Lists. The items
that reside in these containers—News, Topics and Replies, and Tasks—do not have their
own permissions; they inherit their permissions from the container in which they reside.
Table 3-1 describes the four Work Item permissions that apply to Channels, Discussions,
and Task Lists:
Table 3-1: Basic Work Item Permissions
Permission
Description
None
You cannot see the item anywhere in Livelink (including a
Livelink Search).
Read
You can view the item.
Write
You can view and edit the item.
Administer
You have full access to the item, including read, write, and
delete capabilities. You can also edit the item’s
permissions.
Note
Permissions for Task Lists behave in a slightly different manner than
Channels or Discussions. For more information about Task List permissions,
see the Livelink User Online Help.
Document Management Permissions
Document Management permissions are more complex than Work Item permissions
because permissions vary between different Document Management items. Document
Management permissions apply to Documents, Compound Documents, Folders, URLS,
Polls, Queries, Forms, Workflow Maps, Aliases, LiveReports, and Generations. Table 3-2
describes the different types of Document Management permissions:
Table 3-2: Document Management Permissions
Permission
Description
See
You can see an item inside a container, but cannot access its contents.
See Contents
You can see the item and its contents.
Modify
You can rename the item and modify some of its properties.
Edit Permissions
You can change other users’ and groups’ permissions on items.
Edit Attributes
You can assign a Category to an item, modify that Category, and modify its
Attributes.
Add Items
You can add items to a container. This permission is only available for
container items, such as Folders and Compound Documents.
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Table 3-2: Document Management Permissions
Permission
Description
Delete Versions
You can delete versions of the item. The Delete Versions permission is only
available for items that have Versions, such as Documents, Compound
Documents, Workflow Maps, Categories, and Project Templates.
Delete
You can delete the item.
Reserve
You can reserve, modify, and unreserve an item. You can also add versions
to the items you unreserve. This permission is only available for items that
can be reserved.
All Document Management permissions are nested within the See permission, which
means that if you do not have the See permission, you cannot perform any other
functions. Similiarly, the Edit Permissions, Edit Attributes, Add Items, and Delete
Versions permissions are nested within the Modify permission, and the Delete and
Reserve permissions are nested within the Delete Versions permission.
Figure 3-b: Hierarchy of Document Management Permissions
Role-based Permissions
Role-based permissions apply to certain roles in a Project, such as Coordinators, Members,
or Guests. Each role has set of specific functions that they can perform. For more
information about Project roles, see “Project Roles,” page 56.
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Chapter 4
Working with Documents and Folders
Documents are used to share knowledge and keep track of important information, such as
meeting notes and reports. You use Folders to organize the Documents and other items
that you add to Livelink.
For more information about types of Livelink items, see “Working with Livelink items,”
page 19.
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Adding a Folder
Adding a Folder
You can add a Folder to any container where you have the Add Item permission.
To add a Folder:
1.
Do one of the following:
•
Click the Add Folder button
next to the Add New Item menu.
•
Choose Folder on the Add New Item menu.
2.
To provide a name for the Folder other than the default name, type it in the Name
field.
3.
To add a description of the Folder, type it in the Description field.
4. To change the Folder’s icon, click the Select button, and then click an icon in the
window that appears.
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5.
To modify the Categories or Attributes associated with the Folder, click the Edit
button. For more information about Categories and Attributes, see the Livelink User
Online Help.
6.
To add the Folder to a different location, click the Browse Livelink button, navigate to
the container, and then click its Select link.
7.
Click the Add Item button.
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Adding a Document
You can add any type of file anywhere in Livelink that you have the Add Item permission.
The stored file includes all of the attribute information, such as the file size, the date it was
created, and the date it was last modified.
To add a Document:
1.
Do one of the following:
•
Click the Add Document button
next to the Add New Item menu.
•
Choose Document on the Add New Item menu.
2.
To provide a name other than the file name, type it in the Name field.
3.
To add a description of the Document, type it in the Description field.
4.
Click the Browse button, navigate to the file, and then click the Open button.
5.
To modify the Categories or Attributes associated with the Document, click the Edit
button. For more information about Categories and Attributes, see the Livelink User
Online Help.
6.
To add the Document to a different container, click the Browse Livelink button,
navigate to the container, and then click its Select link.
7.
Click the Add Item button.
Adding a Text Document
You can add a Text Document anywhere in Livelink that you have the Add Item
permission. A Text Document is a plain-text document that you can create directly in
Livelink.
Warning
Netscape Navigator browsers do not accept text files larger than 8 kilobytes.
Any text that you enter beyond this limit will be lost when you add the
Document to Livelink.
To add a Text Document:
1.
Choose Text Document on the Add New Item menu.
2.
To provide a name other than the default name, type it in the Name field.
3.
To add a description of the Text Document, type it in Description field.
4.
Type text in the Text field.
5.
Click the type of text in the MIME Type drop-down list. A MIME type (Multipurpose
Internet Media Extensions) tells a Web broswer what kind of file it is handling.
6.
To modify the Categories or Attributes associated with the Document, click the Edit
button. For more information about Categories and Attributes, see Livelink Online
Help.
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7.
To add the Document to a different container, click the Browse Livelink button,
navigate to the container, and then click its Select link.
8.
Click the Add Item button.
Adding a Compound Document
A Compound Document is a container used to store a group of related Documents.
However, you can only add Text Documents, Aliases, and other Documents and
Compound Documents to a Compound Document.
To add a Compound Document
1.
Choose Compound Document on the Add New Item menu.
2.
To provide a name other than the default name, type it in the Name field.
3.
To add a description of the Compound Document, type it in the Description field.
4.
To modify the Categories or Attributes associated with the Compound Document,
click the Edit button. For more information about Categories and Attributes, see the
Livelink User Online Help.
5.
To add the Compound Document to a different container, click the Browse Livelink
button, navigate to the container, and then click its Select link.
6.
Click the Add Item button.
Reordering Items in a Compound Document
As you add items to a Compound Document, Livelink numbers them sequentially in
ascending order. You can reorganize these items to appear in any order.
If you want a Document or Text Document to always appear at the top of the list, you can
set it as the Master Document. A Master Document usually includes information that helps
the reader quickly locate information, such as directions, a table of contents, or an index.
Note
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If you want to organize items in a Compound Document that is inside
another Compound Document, you must be in the Compound Document
that you want to organize.
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To reorder items in a Compound Document:
1.
Click the Compound Document’s Functions icon, and then choose Reorganize.
2.
Type an integer in each item’s New text field to determine the order it appears in the
list.
3.
To designate a Document or Text Document as the Master Document, select its Master
Document check box.
4.
To set Livelink to automatically resequence the other items in the Compound
Document, select the Sequential Numbering check box.
5.
Click the Update button.
Viewing a Compound Document Outline
A Compound Document outline shows the hierarchical sequence of items inside a
Compound Document. You can view a Compound Document outline by clicking its
Functions icon, and then choosing Outline.
Figure 4-a: Outline of the items inside a Compound Document
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Chapter 5
Working with Tasks
Livelink Task Lists allow you to manage and track the details of individual and collective
work assignments. A Task List contains all Tasks, Sub-Tasks, Milestones, and Groups
associated with it. When a Task List is added to a Folder or another Workspace, it can be
viewed only by users with the proper permissions.
Using a Task List to manage assignments in a Project is especially useful because it helps
keep Project Participants informed of a Task’s status. All Project Particpants can check a
Project’s Task List to find out when the status of a Task is changed, a Milestone is reached,
a deliverable is delayed, or an issue is addressed.
Once a Task is assigned to you, it displays on your My Assignments page, which you
access by choosing Assignments on the Personal menu.
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Adding a Task List
Adding a Task List
To add a Task List:
1.
Do one of the following:
•
Click Task List on the Add New Item menu.
•
Choose Task Lists on the Personal menu, and then click the Create Task List
button
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.
2.
To add a name other than the default name, type it in the Name field.
3.
To add a description of the Task List, type it in the Description field.
4.
To modify the Categories or Attributes associated with the Task List, click the Edit
button. For more information about Categories and Attributes, see the Livelink User
Online Help.
5.
To add a Task List to a different container, click the Browse Livelink button, navigate
to the container, and then click its Select link.
6.
Click the Add Item button.
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Task List Workspace
Once you have created a Task List, you can add Tasks, assign Milestones, and organize
your work by grouping Tasks together. When you are inside a Task List, the Task List
menu appears next to the Personal menu.
Adding a Task to a Task List
Tip
Before you create a Task, you may want to create a Milestone. It is easier to
assign a Milestone to a Task while you are creating it. For more information
about Milestones, see “Adding a Milestone,” page 43.
To add a Task to a Task List:
1.
Click the Task List to which you want to add a Task.
2.
Click Task on the Add New Item menu.
3.
To provide a name other than the default name, type it in the Name field.
4.
To assign the Task to a specific Livelink user, do the following:
•
Click the Choose User or Group icon
•
Click a method to search by in the Search drop-down list.
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•
Type your search term in the starts with field.
•
Click the Find button.
•
Click the Select link for the user or group to whom you want the Task assigned.
5.
Click a month, day, year, and time in the Start Date and Due Date drop-down lists.
6.
Click High, Medium, or Low in the Priority drop-down list.
7.
Click Pending, In Process, Issue, On Hold, Completed, or Cancelled in the Status
drop-down list.
Note
8.
To add a Milestone to the Task, choose one from the Milestone drop-down list.
Note
9.
For information about status values, see Table 5-1, below.
For more information about Milestones, see “Adding a Milestone,” page 43.
To provide instructions for completing the Task, type them in the Instructions field.
10. To provide comments about the Task, type them in the Comments field.
11. To attach another Livelink item, click the Browse Livelink button, navigate to the
item, and then click its Select link.
12. To attach a file from your desktop, click the Browse button, navigate to the file, click
its name, and then click the Open button.
13. To modify the Categories or Attributes associated with the Task List, click the Edit
button. For more information about Categories and Attributes, see Livelink Online
Help.
14. Click the Add Item button.
Table 5-1: Task Status Values
Task Status
Description
Pending
Work on the Task has not yet begun.
In Process
Work on the Task has begun.
Issue
Progress on the Task is at issue because of a setback or decision that must
be made. Describe the issue in the Comments field.
On Hold
The Task is on hold because of a decision to temporarily stop work on the
Task.
Completed
The task is finished.
Cancelled
The task no longer requires completion.
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When a Task’s status is Completed or Cancelled, it remains in the Task List,
but no longer appears on the assignee’s Assignments page.
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Task List Workspace
Editing a Task
You edit Tasks to indicate the start or completion of a Task assigned to you or to add
comments about the Task. You can edit information on a Task page if you are the Task
List’s creator, a Coordinator of the Project where the Task is located, or the user to whom
the Task has been assigned.
To edit a Task:
1.
Click the name of the Task you want to edit.
2.
On the Task page, change the Task information.
3.
Click the Update Task button.
Tip
You can also edit a Task by clicking its Functions icon, and then choosing
Edit.
Adding a Milestone
A Milestone can be used to associate a Task with a date or particular stage of a Project.
To add a Milestone:
1.
Click the name of the Task List to which you want to add a Milestone.
2.
Click Milestone on the Add New Item menu.
3.
To provide a name other than the default name for the Milestone, type it in the Name
field.
4.
To provide a description for the Milestone, type it in the Description field.
5.
Click a month, date, year, and time in the Target Date drop-down lists to specify the
target date.
6.
To modify the Categories or Attributes associated with the Task List, click the Edit
button. For more information about Categories and Attributes, see Livelink Online
Help.
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7.
To place the Task List a different container, click the Browse Livelink button, navigate
to the container, and then click its Select link.
8.
Click the Add Item button.
Modifying Milestone Dates
Once you have created your Milestone, you can assign it current and actual dates.
To assign current and actual dates:
1.
Click the Task List for which you want to add or edit dates.
2.
Click the Edit icon
.
3.
Click a month, date, year, and time in the Current Date or Actual Date drop-down
lists.
4.
Click the Update button.
Adding a Task Group
You can organize Tasks in a Task List by storing a group of related Tasks in a Task Group, a
container inside a Task List. They can be given separate milestones, be assigned to
different people, and take place at various stages within a project.
To add a Task Group to a Task List:
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1.
Click the name of the Task List to which you want to add a Task Group.
2.
Click Task Group on the Add New Item menu.
3.
To provide a name other than the default name for the Task Group, type it in the
Name field.
4.
To add a description of the Task Group, type it in the Description field.
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5.
To add a Milestone to the Task Group, click it in the the Default Milestone for Tasks
drop-down list.
6.
To modify the Categories or Attributes associated with the Task List, click the Edit
button. For more information about Categories and Attributes, see Livelink Online
Help.
7.
Click the Add Item button.
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Chapter 6
Working With Discussions and Polling
A Discussion is a container that provides a medium for a group of Livelink users to share
thoughts and information. You can add a Discussion to most types of containers.
A Poll enables Livelink users to participate in the decision-making process by voting on
specific issues.
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Discussions
Discussions
Discussions contain Topics and Replies, which are useful for tracking ideas and decisions
made during the course of a Project.
Discussions are most often added to Projects, but you can them to any Livelink location, if
you have the Add Item permission for that location.
Adding a Discussion
To add a Discussion:
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1.
Click Discussion on the Add New Item menu.
2.
To provide a name other than the default name, type it in the Name field.
3.
To add a description of the Discussion, type it in the Description field.
4.
To modify the Categories or Attributes associated with the Task List, click the Edit
button. For more information about Categories and Attributes, see Livelink Online
Help.
5.
To place the Discussion in a different container, click the Browse Livelink button,
navigate to the container, and then click its Select link.
6.
Click the Add Item button.
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Discussions
Adding a Topic
Topics narrow the focus of a Discussion to a specific issue. For example, a Livelink user
may want to add a Topic about sales figures of a specific diamond type to a Discussion on
jewelry sales.
When you post a Topic to a Discussion in a Project, anyone with access to the Project can
view it, but only the coordinators and members can submit a reply. In other locations,
your Livelink Administrator or the user who created the container where the Discussion
is located determines who can access it.
To add a Topic to a Discussion:
1.
Click the Discussion to which you want to add a Topic.
2.
Click the Post Topic button
3.
To provide a title for the Topic other than the default title, type it in the Subject field.
4.
Type the text of your Topic in the Comments field.
.
5. To attach a Livelink item, click the Browse Livelink button, navigate to the item, and
then click its Select link.
6. To attach a file from your desktop, click the Browse button, locate the file, click its
name, and then click the Open button.
7.
Click the Submit button.
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Discussions
Displaying a Discussion
You can customize the display of Discussion Topics and Replies.
To display a Discussion:
1.
Click the Discussion name.
2.
Click the time period you want to view the threads of a Discussion.
3.
Click one of following radio buttons:
• Nested View, which displays Topic and Reply information, such as subject,
author, and date and time of creation, in a single line of text. In this view, all
Topics and Replies contained in the Discussion are indented one level. Replies to
Replies are indented additional levels.
• Report View, which displays the Topic and Reply information in column
headings, instead of indented lines of text. When you click on a column heading,
it reorganizes the display on that specific column.
4.
Select one of the following radio buttons:
•
Topics Only, which displays only Topics.
•
Unread Only, which displays all the unread Topics and Replies.
• All, which displays all Topics and Replies, including those that you have already
read.
To display a Discussion Topic or Reply:
1.
Click the Discussion name.
2.
Click the Topic or Reply that you want to display.
The Current Selection icon
points to the subject of the thread (a series of Topics and
Replies related to a common subject) for the item currently displayed. The previous and
next Topics are displayed adjacent to the thread.
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While you view a Topic or Reply, click an attachment’s link to view it. Items
with attachments are marked with a paperclip icon .
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Replying to a Topic or Reply
To reply to a Topic or a Reply:
1. On the page displaying the Topic or Reply to which you want to respond, click the
Post Reply button.
2.
Type a title for the Reply in the Subject field.
3.
Type your reply in the Comments field.
4.
To attach another Livelink item, click the Browse Livelink button, navigate to the
item, and then click its Select link.
5. To attach a file from your desktop, click the Browse button, navigate to the file, click
its name, and then click the Open button.
6.
Click the Submit button.
Marking as Read
If you select the Unread Only radio button, you may want to mark older Post Topics on a
Discussion as read, even if you haven’t read them, so that you see only the more recent
Topics and Replies. You can mark all current Discussion items as read by clicking the
Mark Read button.
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Polling
Polling
A Livelink Poll enables users to solicit and provide feedback on issues by putting them to
a vote. By default, all Livelink users can create a Poll. The creator of a Poll can also grant
other users the permission to modify it.
Creating a Poll in Livelink occurs in two phases; you must first add the Poll to Livelink,
and then edit the Poll’s information.
A Poll can include more than one question, and each question can have multiple choices.
The creator of the Poll can allow voters see the results before voting and add anonymous
comments while voting.
A Poll is an attachable item type, which means you can attach it to a News object, a
Discussion Topic or Reply, or a Task, giving other users ready access to the Poll. For
example, attaching a Poll to a Discussion enables users to access the Poll by clicking its
link in the Attachments section on the Discussion page.
Adding a Poll
To add a Poll:
1.
Click Poll on the Add New Item menu.
2.
To provide a name for the Poll other than the default name, type it in the Name field.
3.
To add a description for the Poll, type it in the Description field.
4.
To modify the Categories or Attributes associated with the Task List, click the Edit
button. For more information about Categories and Attributes, see the Livelink User
Online Help.
5.
To place the item in a location other than that which appears in the Create In field,
click the Browse Livelink button, navigate to a container, and then click its Select
link.
6.
Click the Add Item button.
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Editing a Poll
Note
If you edit the poll after votes have been cast, a message warns you that all
previous votes will be deleted when you save your changes.
To Edit a Poll:
1.
Click the Poll’s Functions icon, and then choose Edit.
2.
To change the Poll’s name, type it in the Name field.
3.
To add instructions for the Poll, type them in the Instruction field.
4. Click the dates you want the poll to be active in the Effective Date and Expiration
Date drop-down lists.
Note
5.
The Effective Date field must have a date in it in order for users to cast their
votes.
In the Poll section, do the following:
•
Type a question in the Question field.
• Type answer choices for the question in the Choices field. Use the
buttons to add or delete questions and answer choices.
and
• To specify the method that users will cast thier votes, click the Radio Button or
Checkbox radio button in the Choice Selection area. Radio buttons allow users to
choose only one answer choice, check boxes allow users to choose multiple
answer choices.
6.
Select one or both of the following check boxes:
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Polling
• Allow viewing the results before voting, which a allows voters to see the Poll’s
results before casting their vote.
• Allow anonymous comments, which allows voters to submit anonymous
comments.
7. To display an image on the Polling pages, click the Browse Livelink button, navigate
the the image, and then click its Select link. To add alternative text to the image, type
it in the ALT Text field.
8.
Click the Submit button.
Voting in a Poll
If the Poll’s creator allows it, you can view the results of the votes that have been cast so
far before you vote by clicking the View Results link. If allowed, you can also add
comments by typing them in the Comments field at the end of the Poll.
To vote in a Poll:
1.
Click the Poll name.
2.
For each question, click the radio button or select check boxes to vote.
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Radio buttons allow you to choose only one answer choice, check boxes allow
you to choose multiple answer choices.
Click the Submit button.
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Chapter 7
Working with Projects
A Livelink Project is used to help a team of people collaborate on work projects. The
Project Workspace is a container that stores items added by participants in a Project. Team
members can access and share information, manage work assignments, organize the items
that make up a Project, and communicate daily activities with other team members using
a Discussion.
You can add any type of Livelink item to help keep your Project organized and Project
participants communicating and collaborating on a regular basis.
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Working with Projects
Participation in a Livelink Project depends on the Project participant’s role.
Depending on your role, you may not be allowed to perform some of the
procedures described in this chapter. For a definition of Project roles, see
“Project Roles,” page 56.
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Project Roles
Project Roles
All participants in a Project have a role. Each role, as described in Table 7-1, is given a set
of default privileges, which enable that type of user to perform a specific set of functions.
A Project Coordinator can change the default privileges for any role, giving other
Coordinators, Members, and Guests additional capablities.
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Role
Description
Coordinator
Serves as a Project’s leader. Coordinators can establish access
privileges for a Project, define permissions for team participants,
and edit the Project participant list. They can also change Project
roles and add and modify all items contained in a Project. A
Project can have more than one Coordinator.
Member
Participates in a Project. Members can add and modify all items in
a Project. However, Members are only allowed to delete the items
that they add.
Guest
Can see all items in a Project, but cannot modify them.
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Using the Project Creation Wizard
Using the Project Creation Wizard
Livelink uses an intuitive “wizard” to help you set up a Project. You can use the wizard to
create Projects from scratch using a four phase process. Each time you complete a phase
and move to the next one, the current section’s tab becomes highlighted. The wizard also
allows you to create Projects based on Project Templates. For more information about
Project Templates, see “Creating a Project Template,” page 62.
General Info
The first phase establishes the Project’s name and description, and determines whether
you want to create a new Project from a blank Template or use an existing Template.
To add a Project:
1.
Click Project on the Add New Item menu.
2.
To provide a name for the Project other than the default name, type it in the Name
field.
3.
To add a description of the Project, type it in the Description field.
4.
Do one of the following:
•
To create the Project from scratch, click the Blank Project radio button.
• To use an existing Template, click the Template radio button, click the Browse
Livelink button, navigate to a Project Template, and then click its Select link.
5.
To modify the Categories or Attributes associated with the Task List, click the Edit
button. For more information about Categories and Attributes, see Livelink Online
Help.
6.
To add the Project to a different location, click the Browse Livelink button, navigate
to a container, and then click its Select link.
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7.
Do one of the following:
•
Click the Finish button.
•
Click the Next button to continue to the Content page.
Content
The second phase sets the status indicator, establishes start and end dates and allows you
to add general information for missions, goals, objectives, and initiatives. You can also
add common items, such as Discussions, Task Lists, or Channels.
To add content information (continuing from the General Info page):
1.
To change the Project’s status, click a status in the Status drop-down list.
2.
Click a month, day, and year in the Start Date and Target Date drop-down lists.
3.
To specify a mission statement, goals, objectives, or initiatives, type them in the
respective text field:
4.
•
Mission
•
Goals
•
Objectives
•
Initiatives
To add a Discussion, Task List, or Channel to the Project, select the appropriate check
box in the Options section.
Note
5.
If you are creating a Project from a Project Template, the Options section
does not appear. If the Project Template contains Name Substitution
information, the labels from the Name Substitution Info page appear in
this section. You can choose a different Project as the source by clicking
the Browse Livelink button, navigating to the Project, and then choosing
its Select link.
Do one of the following:
•
Click the Finish button.
•
Click the Next button to continue to the Participants page.
Participants
During the third phase, you add internal and external participants to the Project. You can
also set up Public Access and establish which participants recieve e-mail Notifications.
To add participant information (continuing from the Content page):
1.
In the Participants section, click one of the following radio buttons:
•
Not now..., to add participants at a later time.
• Inherit Participants..., to add the participants whose permissions are based on the
Project’s container.
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•
Add..., and then do the following:
•
To add participants, click the Add Participants link.
• To modify the role or remove an existing participant, click the Edit
Participants link.
2.
In the Public Access section, click one of the following radio buttons:
•
Enabled, which allows the entire Livelink community to view the Project.
•
Disabled, which allows only the Project participants to view the Project.
3.
To send an e-mail Notification to the Project participants to advise them of their role,
select the appropriate radio buttons in the E-mail Notification section.
4.
Do one of the following:
•
Click the Finish button.
•
Click the Next button to continue to the Presentation page.
Presentation
This phase allows you to specify Featured Sub-Items and banner information in the
Project Workspace.
To set Project Workspace settings (continued from the Participants page):
1. To specify the number of Featured Sub-Items that appear as links below a Featured
item, click the appropriate radio button in the # of Featured Sub-Items field.
2.
To specify information in the 1st Banner or 2nd Banner sections, do the following:
• To add an image, click the Browse Livelink button, navigate to an image, and
click its Select link.
3.
•
To add a description for the image, type it in the ALT Text field.
•
To link the image to a Website, typ a URL in the Target URL field.
Click the Finish button
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Modifying Participant Information
Modifying Participant Information
After you have created a Project, you can add and remove participants, change their user
role, and set up e-mail Notification and modify e-mail addresses.
Adding Project Participants
To add participants to a Project:
1.
Click Projects on the Personal menu.
2.
Click a Project name.
3.
Click Participants on the Project menu.
4.
Click the Add Participants button
.
5. On the Project Add-Participants page, click a search method in the Find drop-down
list.
6.
Type your search term in the starts with field.
7.
Click the Find button.
Livelink performs a case-insensitive starts with search. For example, typing a last
name in the Last Name field displays information about Livelink users whose last
name begins with an uppercase or lowercase with letter. A blank field retrieves all
records of the type selected.
8. Click a role in each user’s Role drop-down that you want to add as a Project
participant.
9.
Click the Submit button.
10. The names and roles of the new participants appear in the left frame of the Project
Add Participants page.
11. Click the Done button.
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Modifying Participant Information
Changing the Role of a Project Participant
A Project Coordinator can change the roles of Project participants and remove participants
from the Project.
To change the role of Project participants or remove participants:
1.
Click Projects on the Personal menu.
2.
Click a Project name.
3.
Click Participants on the Project menu.
4.
Click the Edit Participants button
5.
For each Livelink user or group you want to edit, do one of the following:
6.
.
•
To change the participant’s role, click a different role on the Role drop-down list.
•
To remove a participant, select the Remove check box in the Actions column.
Click the Submit button.
E-mailing Project Participants
If you want to notify Project participants of any Project-related issue, you can e-mail them
all simultaneously.
To send an e-mail to all Project participants:
1.
Click Projects on the Personal menu.
2.
Click a Project name.
3.
Click Participants on the Project menu.
4.
Click the E-mail Participants button.
5.
To edit any addresses, do so in the Addresses field.
6.
Click the Mail button.
7.
Use your e-mail software to compose and send the e-mail.
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Creating a Project Template
Creating a Project Template
You can create a Project in Livelink using a Template, which contains information and
items, such as Folders, Sub-Folders, Documents, and Tasks, from a previous Project.
Project Templates make the Project creation process simple by pre-populating fields in the
Project Creation Wizard, which derives its informatin from an original Project.
To create a Project Template
1.
Click a Project’s Functions icon, and then choose Make Template.
2.
To provide a name for the Project Template other than the default name, type it in the
Name field.
3.
To add a description for the Project Template, type it in the Description field.
4.
In the Source section, do one of the following:
• To specify the current Project as the source from which you are creating this
Template, click the Project radio button.
If you want to choose a different Project as the source, click the Browse Livelink
button, navigate to a Project, and then click its Select link.
• To specify another Project’s XML file as the source for this Template, click the File
radio button, click the Browse button, navigate to the Project’s XML file, and then
click the Open button.
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5.
To modify the Categories or Attributes associated with the Task List, click the Edit
button. For more information about Categories and Attributes, see Livelink Online
Help.
6.
To add the Project Template to a different container, click the Browse Livelink button,
navigate to the container, and then click its Select link.
7.
Click the Add Item button.
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Creating a Project Template
Exporting a Project Template
If you have the proper permission, you can export a Project Template as an XML file to
your desktop, which preserves the Template’s content and item information.
To export a Project Template:
1.
Click a Project Template’s Functions icon, and then choose Export Template.
2.
Save the XML file to a location on your computer.
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Chapter 8
Working with Notifications
Notification is a feature that notifies you when specific Livelink items change, or when
specific events occur. You only recieve Notification reports on items for which you have
the View permission.
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Notification Reports
Notification Reports
Each user is assigned a set of default Notification reports called “Group Notification”
reports. These reports are configured for the Livelink user group to which you are added.
Setting Notification for a group enables your Administrator to automatically deliver
Notification reports to new users. If you modify your Personal Notification reports, you
will no longer receive the default reports for groups to which you belong.
Note
The procedures in this chapter are written for Personal Notification reports.
However, if you are a Coordinator of a Project, you can perform the same
procedures for Project Notification reports from the Project menu.
Personal Notification Report
This report keeps you up to date on activity occuring in Livelink. For example, you can set
Notifications to inform you when a Task appears in your Task List, or when a Document is
added to a specific Folder. You can view Personal Notification reports on the Personal
Notification page, or you can have them delivered to your e-mail address.
To view a Notification report:
1.
Choose Notification on the Personal menu.
2.
Click the tab of the report that you want to view.
3.
Click the name of the item you want to view information about.
4.
To remove the report, click the Clear Selected Report button.
Project Notification Report
This report informs you of changes happening inside a specific Project Workspace. For
example, you can set a Notification to inform you when a new member is added to a
Project. Project Coordinators, Members, and Guests can view the Project Notification
report, but cannot have the report delivered to their e-mail address.
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Project Coordinators are the only users who can modify Notification interests
and settings for a Project. For more information about modifying Project
interests and settings, see the Livelink User Online Help.
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Notification Reports
Clearing Notification reports
If you have specified e-mail delivery of a Notifications report, its listing in Livelink is
automatically cleared at the time the e-mail is sent. If you have not enabled e-mail
delivery of a report, you should frequently clear each report, so that the reports do not
become exessively long.
To clear the contents of a Notification report:
1.
Choose Notification on the Personal menu.
2.
Click the tab of the report that you want to clear.
3.
Click the Clear Selected Report button
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Setting Notifications
Setting Notifications
There are two steps involved in setting Notification. First you must modify a report’s
settings, and then you must modify its interests.
Modifying the Notification Settings
Notification settings determine how often you receive Notification about certain events. On
the Personal Notification Settings page, you can also specify if you want reports delivered
via e-mail.
To modify a Notification report’s settings:
1.
Choose Notification on the Personal menu.
2.
Click the tab whose settings you want to modify.
3.
Click the Modify Settings button
4.
To rename the report, type a new name in the Report Name field.
5.
If you are checking your Notification reports from Livelink, do the following:
.
• Select the Open a new HTML browser window when selecting links check box
to display selected entries in a separate browser window. When you close the
window, you return to the Notifications report page.
If this check box is cleared, the selected entries appear in the same browser
window as the Notification report. To return to the report, click your browser’s
Back button.
6.
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If you want the report delivered to your e-mail address, select the E-mail Delivery
check box, and then type your e-mail address in the E-mail Address field.
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7.
Click one of the following in the E-mail Contents drop-down list:
•
Plain Text Body Only, which sends messages without links to Livelink items.
• HTML Body Only, which sends messages with links to the Livelink items
specified in your Notifications report.
Note
Do not choose this option if your e-mail cannot convert HTML tags
into hyperlinks, or your report is displayed as HTML source code.
• Plain Body with HTML attachment, which sends messages with an attached
HTML icon linked to the Livelink page containing your Notifications report.
8.
In the On these days, At these hours, and At these times sections, select the
appropriate check boxes to set the times you want Notification reports to be
generated.
9.
Click the Submit button.
Modifying the Notification Interests
After you specify which days and times you want Notification reports generated, you
choose the interests for which you want to be notified. Interests are the events or types of
activities that you want to monitor. Notification reports monitor two types of interests:
• General, applies to the entire Livelink Workspace, and notifies you when certain
types of activities occur. For example, if you set a general interest to notify you once
per hour when items are added, you receive a report every hour that informs you of
every item added to Livelink in the past hour.
• Specific, applies to specific items within Livelink, and notifies you when changes
occur to them, such as when a specific Document is modified.
To define general interests:
1.
Choose Notification on the Personal menu, and then click the Modify Interests
button
2.
.
Do one of the following for each item:
•
Choose <None> if you do not want to be notified of the event.
•
Choose the name of the report that you want to notify you of the change.
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3.
Tip
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Click the Submit button.
You can update a specific interest item by clicking its link.
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Setting Notifications
To define specific interests:
1.
Click an item’s Functions icon, and then choose Set Notification.
2.
Do one of the following for each item:
•
Choose <None> if you do not want to be notified of the event.
•
Choose the name of the report that you want to notify you of the change.
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Chapter 9
Getting Help
In addition to this guide and the Livelink Online Help, classes and Web-based tutorials are
available. For more information about Livelink training, visit http://www.opentext.com/
training/.
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Accessing Online Help
Accessing Online Help
Two types of Online Help are available in Livelink: context sensitive help and a Table of
Contents.
Context sensitive help is help for individual pages. You access this type of help by
choosing For This Page on the Help menu.
The Table of Contents, the Livelink Help Contents that appears in the left frame of the
help window, displays all the help pages in an expandable list. You access this type of help
by choosing Contents on the Help menu, and then clicking the link of the help page you
want to view. You access any of the help pages in the Table of Contents by clicking the
help page link. You can expand any of the levels by clicking the icon.
Figure 9-a: Livelink Online Help
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Accessing Online Help
Searching Help
If your Administrator has created a Help Index, you can search Livelink Online Help. A
search field indicates that a Help Index is available.
To search the Livelink Online Help:
1.
Choose either Contents or For This Page on the Help menu.
2.
Type the word or phrase for which you want help on in the Search field.
3.
Click the Search button.
The results are displayed in order of relevance. You can view any of the help topics by
clicking the topic’s name.
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The About Livelink Page
The About Livelink page provides general information about Livelink modules, such as
the Workspaces and help. Each topic contains links to more detailed information. the
About Livelink page also provides links to the Open Text Web site and e-mail address.
To access the About Livelink page, choose About Livelink on the Help menu.
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Index
A
Access Control List
Accessing Settings pages
ACL, see Access Control List
Add
Compound Document
Discussion
Discussion Topic
Milestone
Poll
Project
tab
Task
Task Group
Task List
Text Document
Topic to Disccussion
Add Items permission
Add New Item menu
Advanced search
Alias
icon
Ascending icon
Assignments page
Attachable item type
Audit tab
30
4
30
36
48
49
43
52
57
14
41
44
40
35
49
31
17
25
24
19
19
12
52
24
B
Basic searching
25
C
Categories tab
Category icon
Changing the default view
Changing your Livelink settings
Changing your password
Channel icon
Clear Notification reports
Clearing Notification report
24
20
4
4
9
19
67
71
55
5
36
19
37
36
14
56
21
21
62
50
13
Collaboration tool
Color Settings
Compound Document
icon
outline
reorder items
Configure tabs
Coordinator of a Project
Copy items
Copying a Document to a computer
Create a Project Template
Current Selection icon
Custom view
D
Delete items
Delete permission
Delete Versions permission
Descending icon
Detail view
Discussion
add
add Topic
display
customizing the display
icon
mark Topics as read
nested view
replying to a Topic
report view
Topic
Discussions page
Document
add
display
download
fetch
icons
management permissions
rate it
unreserve
view
Download items
Drop-down list navigation
21
32
32
19
4, 18
6,
6,
33,
5,
48
49
50
50
20
51
50
50
50
49
12
35
35
21
21
21
19
31
23
23
21
22
17
77
E
I
Edit
Poll
profile
tabs
Task
Edit Attributes permission
Edit Permission permission
E-mail Project participants
Enterprise menu
Enterprise Workspace
Export Project Template
53
15
14
43
31
31
61
16
4, 11, 12
63
F
Favorites
Favorites page
Featured items
Fetch Document
Finding items
Folder icon
Folders
Functions icon
13
12
18, 20
21
25
19
33
17
G
General profile
General settings
General tab
Generation
Generation icon
Global menus
Group notification
Groups
Groups page
Guest of a Project
14
4
24
24
19
16
66
39
12
56
H
19
19
20
19
19
50
19
20
19
19
19
20
19
19
19
69
68
19
19
19
19
20
20
20
19
20
20
20
19
20
19
19
20
24
12
J
Help menu
16
Hierarchy of Document Management permissions
32
HTML
HTML Document icon
Hyperlink trail navigation
Hyperlinked item names
78
Icons
Alias
Ascending
Category
Channel
Compound Document
Current Selection
Descending
Discussion
Folder
Generation
HTML document
LiveReport
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet
Microsoft Word Document
Modified
Modify Interests
Modify Settings
New
News item
Paperclip
Personal Volume
Project
Query
Reply
Reserved
Snapshot
Task
Task List
Text Document
Topic
Uniform Resource Locator
Up One Level
Workflow Map
Information page tabs
Information pages
19
19
17
18
5
Java-based menus
K
Keyboard accessible menus
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L
Large Icon view
Livelink elements
Livelink functions
Livelink items
Livelink training
LiveReport icon
LiveReports
Logging in
Logging out
4, 18
16
11
19
73
20
12
2
3
69
69
66
66
69
68
O
Organize tabs
14
P
M
Master Document
37
Member of a Project
56
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet icon
19
Microsoft Word Document icon
19
Milestone
39, 41, 43
modify dates
44
MIME type
24
Modified icon
19
Modify permissions
31
Move items
21
Multi-Browse functionality
18
Multiple Browse Views
17
Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension
24
MyQueries
12
MySnapshots
12
N
Natural language query
Navigating Livelink
Navigation styles
Navigation systems
New icon
News item icon
News page
Notification
clear reports
HTML Body
plain body with HTML attachment
plain text body
view report
Notification reports
modify interests
modify settings
26
12, 16
5
17
19
19
12
66
67
69
Paperclip icon
Password
requirements
settings
Permission type
Add Item
Delete Versions
Edit Attributes
Edit Permissions
Modify
Reserve
See
See Contents
Permissions
delete
view
Personal menu
Personal Notification report
Personal profile
Personal Volume icon
Personal Workspace
Personalize a Workspace
Poll
add
edit
vote
Privileges
Profile page
19
2, 9
9
9
31
32
31
31
31
32
31
31
29
32
30
12, 16
66
14
19
4, 11, 12
13
52
52
53
54
29
12
79
Project
add
add participants
change participant’s role
changing participant roles
Coordinator
Coordinators
e-mail participants
export Template
Guest
Guests
icon
Member
Members
Notification report
participants
roles
Project Creation Wizard
Project Template
Project Wizard
Content
General info
Participants
Presentation
Project Workspace
Projects page
Public access
55
57
60
61
61
56
66
61
63
56
66
20
56
66
66
56
56
57
62
58
57
58
58, 59
11, 13
12
30
Q
Query
Query icon
Quick Links
80
S
Saving Documents to a computer
Search Bar
Search Livelink
Search page
Search Result page
Search results
Search slice
Search Templates page
See Contents permission
Sequential Numbering
Settings
Color
Discussion
general
password
Workflow
Show item descriptions on Detail View
Similar items, finding
Small Icon view
Snapshot icon
Specific tab
Sub-Tasks
21
17, 25
25
25
27
26
26
12
31
37
5
6
4
9
7
5
25
4, 18
20
24
39
T
25
20
17
R
Rate an item
Recommendations page
References tab
Remove a tab
Reorder Compound Document items
Reply icon
Replying to a Discussion Topic
Reports page
Reserve items
Reserve permission
Reserved icon
Reserved Items page
22
32
Reserving a Document
Role-based permissions
23
12
24
14
36
20
51
12
22
32
19
12
Tabs
add
Audit
Categories
edit
General
organize
References
Specific
Versions
Task
Task Group
Task icon
Task List
adding
icon
Task List Workspace
Task Lists page
14
24
24
14
24
14
24
24
24
39
44
20
39, 40
40
20
41
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Template
Text Document
Text Document icon
The About Livelink page
Tools menu
Topic
displaying
icon
replying
replying to discussion
62
35
19
4
16
51
50
20
51
51
U
Uniform Resource Locator icon
Unreserving an document
Up One Level icon
URL icon
URL, see Uniform Resource Locator
19
23
17, 19
19
V
Versions information
Versions tab
View
Notification report
View item information
View items
View permissions
Vote in a Poll
24
66
24
21
30
54
W
Work item permissions
Workflow
general page
Map icon
Overview page
proxy
settings
Status page
Working
Working with different views
Workspaces
31
7
20
7
7
7
13
65
18
11, 12
24
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