The cloud based Office solution called IBM Docs that allows you to create or edit a document or presentation is pretty much similar to what Google is offering with their Google Docs platform. As the whole process takes place in the cloud, with IBM Docs you can share with anybody the files you’ve created or edited.
With IBM Docs, the cloud based office solution, users can edit the files stored on the cloud so that others can see the progress and carry on from that point on. The privacy settings from IBM Docs are quite complex as the application allows sharing the files with both public and private groups of users, so that everybody can be up to date with the modifications.
In order to start using the IBM Docs, cloud based office solution you will first have to sign up for an account on the IBM portal. Once you complete the registration process, you will receive an e-mail with a link that you can use to launch the IBM Docs application.
Once you launch IBM Docs, cloud based office solution you will be brought to the File section. This is the place where you can setup the sharing options and where you can manage the files that you’ve created. This is the section where you can either upload a document created with OpenOffice / Microsoft Office or create a new document with IBM Docs.
In the same File section you are also allowed to pin files to the cloud or to trash them. Here you can also choose which of the files will be visible to you or to others, using the Shared With Me or Shared By Me options. As with any other file manager, in IBM Docs cloud based office solution, you can use Name, Downloads or any other criteria to sort the files that you’ve created or uploaded to the platform.
As we have already said, IBM Docs cloud based office solution is much like Google’s own platform Google Docs, as you can opt for the documents to be shared with a limited user base or with anyone in the world. One interesting feature in IBM Docs is the fact that you can allow other users to edit just parts of a document, not the entire content. In this regard, you are presented with two sharing options called Person or Community, for reading or editing. You will have to select one of the two types of access and then add the email address and name of the user so that he or she can edit the document you’ve selected.
Among the options that you can use in IBM Docs, cloud based office solution are a new version upload, an edit of the current document, sharing and other actions. As the IBM Docs is not yet a finished product, we should bring to your attention the fact that you might experience some issues when you choose an action. Until IBM Docs leaves the beta stage, you will have to rely on other document editors for creating or editing sensitive documents.
Click here to sign-up for IBM Docs, cloud based office solution.