Sharing your designs is a great way to get feedback on your inforgraphics, presentations, and more before you finalize them. This article covers Venngage's Comments feature and how to use it with your designs or on a design you're working on in a team.
1. Who can use the comments feature?
Anyone who is part of a Business Team or an Enterprise Group can use the comments feature.
You can even leave comments as notes for yourself on your own design!
Simply open your design in the Venngage Editor and enable commenting by clicking the speech bubble icon in the right corner of the top toolbar. A yellow frame will border your design so you know "Comment Mode" is on:
[GIF description: The user clicks the comment icon in the top right corner of the toolbar in the Venngage Editor. A thing yellow frame becomes visible around the design in the Editor. The user clicks on the design canvas and types into a modal (box) that says "Add a comment." They click the green button on the modal with a paper plan icon to post the comment. End.]
You will be able to see comments and add new comments by clicking anywhere on the design canvas.
Click the green paper plane icon to post the comment to the spot on your design.
[Image description: A close up of the comment modal (box) with the green paper plane icon button highlighted with a red circle. End.]
Turn off Comment Mode by clicking on the speech bubble icon in the toolbar again. When commenting is disabled, you will no longer see the yellow frame or the comments.
2. How can I get comments on my designs or on a design I'm working on in a Team or Group?
a. Business users
Share the design you want to get comments on by turning on Sharing with your team. You can do this either from the preview tile of your design on the home page or using the "Share" button on the top toolbar within the Editor while you're working on your design.
TIP: When enable sharing on a design,
you can add an optional message to
your team asking them to review the
design or leave a comment. Type your
message in the box under "Would you
like to share this design to your team
by email?" and click "Send." To share
the design without sending an email
message, click "Don't Send".
[GIF description: From the Venngage "My Designs" page, the user hovers over the preview tile of a design and clicks "Share". A "Share with others" modal (box) appears, and the user clicks the toggle to turn on "Share with Team". End.]
Now members of your Team can see your design under "Team Designs" (accessible from the left sidebar on the Home page) and can leave comments by opening the design and using the Commenting feature.
b. Enterprise users
From the My Designs page or in the Editor while you're working on a design, click "Share". In the "Share with Groups" modal (box), enter the name of the Group(s) you'd like to share your design with. When you've selected with the Group(s) you want, click "Share".
Members of the Group will be able to see your design and access it by clicking "Edit" and leave comments. You can see the designs you've shared with each Group by clicking on the Group name under your organization name (located in the Home page left sidebar).
[GIF description: From the Venngage "My Designs" page, the user hovers over the preview tile of a design and clicks "Share". A "Share this design" modal (box) appears, and the user types the name of a group into the text field under "Share with groups". The user then scrolls down in the left sidebar under their organization name and selects the Group they shared the design to. When the user clicks on the Group, the design they shared is visible in that Group's page. End.]
3. How can I leave comments on my own designs or on a design I'm working on in a Team or Group?
Business users can access any designs that have been shared in their Team from the Team Designs page; on Enterprise accounts, a Member must be part of the Group where the design was shared in order to access the design.
Click "Edit" to open the design you want to comment on.
Click on the comment icon in the top right corner of the Editor to enter Comment Mode. A yellow frame will appear around the design canvas as in the image below:
Click anywhere on the design canvas to add a comment pin. The image below shows the comment box that appears when you click on the design canvas with Comment Mode enabled. Type your comment into the box directly.
When you've typed your comment, click the green paper plane icon or just hit the Return key on your keyboard.
View your comment by clicking on the comment pin with your initials. As in the image below, the comment box opens next to the comment pin and displays the date and time the comment was made over the comment text. You can reply to any comment by typing in the "Reply" field below the comment:
Reply to posted comments, or create new comments in any area of the design canvas when Comment Mode is enabled.
To comment on your own design and leave yourself a note, simply follow the steps above but select your own design.
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