Blogged this piece of Iain’s out of Writely – could not resist – which he has been trying out. Really interesting. Could we blog directly to “Extended” pages which might be more appropriate for the longer texts we write as collaborations?
Grateful to Iain for bringing this to our attention. does it move us towards our objective of “writing on and for the internet”? How do we identify authors? I wrote the para. which starts “That was one of the issues…” – but how would we know that?
I’m very taken with Writely – upload of a variety of file types is easy, including HTML, Word and Open Office docs. Documents can also be saved in many different formats including XML and PDF. The autosave and revision comparison featues are good. Style and formatting features seem just as good as Word. You can organise your documents using tags. RSS feeds are available for documents, tags and users.
Is this something you think you would use? It’ll be interesting to see how Google incorporate Writely within their existing services.
That was one of the issues I raised with Iain this morning – how will they integrate this? Can anyone add to the list of collaboraters – I have just tried adding my Gmail identity… How do we see edits like this
I’ve created this document to test out the collaboration features – I’m not sure how this will work? Will I be able to edit/delete your comments? How are certain document areas protected?
Graeme I’d like to try posting directly to the new blog using Writely – could you run over the settings with me when you have a minute.