Comments & Project Summary

Working together as a team, communication is of utmost importance. Celtx provides a suite of integrated features to keep your team 'on the same page'. With Comments and Project Summary Reports, you can keep and resolve notes, @mention team-members, and receive daily project activity summaries across all your projects. 

Table of Contents

 

Opening & Closing Comments
Creating New Comments
Coloring Comments
Replying to Comments
Filtering Comments
Mentions
Mentions Email

Resolving Comments
Reopening Comments
Inline & Global Comments
Project Summary Emails 

Comments

Comments combine all of the functionality of classic Celtx "notes" and "comments" with the added ability to add highlights, tag collaborators, and filter based on several criteria.

Opening & Closing Comments

There are three ways to open and close Comments:

The top-navigation "comment" button

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The script editors' righthand menu

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Note that if a comments button is disabled ('greyed out'), switch to the "script" view of any script editor that features a "multi-view" mode (e.g. Multi-column AV or Game & VR).

Creating New Comments

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Once the Comments tool is open, click "new" to create a comment. In scripts, the comment will associate itself with where the cursor is placed within your script, or with any script text which is highlighted.

Coloring Comments

You can set the color of your comment and its highlight from the comment's menu (Comments_Menu.png):

 

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Replying to Comments

Clicking "reply" will create a nested response below that comment. Replies can be expanded or collapsed by clicking the – # replies ^ – button below the original comment. Comments_Tool.png

Filtering Comments

You can filter your comments by three different conditions 'comments' (all), 'your mentions', and 'resolved'. To do this, click the dropdown menu to the left of the 'new' button.  Comment_Resolve.png

Mentions

To get the attention of a specific collaborator, you can "mention" them. Start by typing the "@" symbol. This will generate a list of all the collaborators on this project.

You can type their name to narrow down this list and/or select them using the up and down keys, or by clicking their name.

If you don't see a collaborator listed, make sure you have shared the project with them first.

 

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Mentions Email

Once a comment is added, the mentioned collaborator will receive an email with a link to that comment and a preview of its contents (note that an email will not be sent when you @mention yourself, but it will save to your 'Mentions' filter view).

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Resolving Comments

Job done? Agreement reached? Cut down on the noise by 'resolving' a comment.

If you are the author of the comment, open the comment's menu, and select 'resolve'.

 

 

 

 

 

You can also resolve comments authored by others that you have been @mentioned in, by simply clicking the "resolve" button on the comment's header. 

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Reopening Comments

You can also "reopen" a comment from within the 'resolved' filter view:

 

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Inline & Global Comments

All Celtx script editors feature the ability to associate a comment thread directly to a section of script. These are called (wait for it) "inline comments". To create an inline comment, open the "Comments" tool, highlight a section of your script, and click "New".

For documents and tools other than script editors, "global" comments are available. These function in the same way, but are not associated with particular elements of a given document. For example, if you're commenting on an asset in your Catalogue, be sure to include specific reference to that asset in the comment itself. Note that certain permission states (like 'read-only' mode via Sharable Link or Client Approval) will allow for users and guests to make global comments within a script editor, too.

Project Summary Emails

When teams have highly specified roles, it can be a challenge to keep on eye on the project-as-a-whole. Celtx's Project Activity emails help you keep track of changes made in tools and documents across the entire team and project. 

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You can turn off Project Summary Emails from your Account Settings.

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Questions and Best Practices

  • @mention and Project Summary emails come from no-reply@celtx.com. If you are having difficulty receiving these emails, please add this address to your inbox whitelist.
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