Cumulus Sites : How-Tos : Use Comments
   
Use Comments
NOTE: Whether the commenting function is fully or partially available depends on the configuration of Cumulus and your user permissions. In case of doubt, contact the Cumulus Administrator.
Adding comments
To add a general comment:
 
1. Click the general comments icon in the Comments toolbar ().
A new section is added to the Comments column. The entry field is activated.
2. Enter the text for the comment, then click Post comment.
Your comment is saved and is immediately visible to other Cumulus users.
To add a sticky note comment:
 
1. Click the sticky note icon in the Comments toolbar ().
2. Click the location where you want to place the note on the preview.
As soon as the note is set, a new section is added to the comments column. The entry field is activated.
3. 3. Enter the text for the comment, then click Post comment.
Your comment is saved and is immediately visible to other Cumulus users.
To add a rectangle comment:
 
1. Click the rectangle icon in the Comments toolbar ().
2. Draw a rectangle wherever you want it to appear on the preview.
As soon as the rectangle is set, a new section is added to the comments column. The entry field is activated.
3. Enter the text for the comment, then click Post comment.
Your comment is saved and is immediately visible to other Cumulus users.
To add a polygon comment:
 
1. Click the polygon icon in the Comment toolbar ().
2. Draw a polygon wherever you want it to appear on the preview. Clicking adds a corner, double clicking closes the polygon.
As soon as the polygon is set, a new section is added to the comments column. The entry field is activated.
3. Enter the text for the comment, then click Post comment.
Your comment is saved and is immediately visible to other Cumulus users.
Editing Comments
You can edit your own comments (but not comments of other users).
You can edit the comment’s text and modify size, shape and position of the markers placed on a file’s preview.
NOTE: As an administrator, you may have the permission to edit the comments of any user.
To edit the text of a comment:
 
1. On the comment that you want to edit, click the edit icon ().
The comment is displayed in edit mode.
2. Edit the text as needed, then click Save.
Your modified comment is saved and is immediately visible to other Cumulus users.
To modify size, shape and position of a marker on a file’s preview:
 
1. Click on a marker to activate it.
2. Drag the marker to a different position.
OR
Use the handles (little squares) at the corners of activated rectangles or polygons to resize or reshape them.
Modifications to markers are saved implicit and are immediately visible to other Cumulus users.
Replying to Comments
You can reply to existing comments.
To reply to a comment:
 
1. On the comment that you want to reply to, click Reply.
A new entry field is added below the comment. The entry field is activated.
2. Enter the text for the reply, then click Save.
The reply is saved and is immediately available to other users.
Deleting User Comments
You can delete your own comments (but not comments of other users).
NOTE: As an administrator, you may have the permission to delete the comments of any user.
If you delete a comment that has replies, the whole thread is deleted (i.e. the original comment including all replies).
For deleting comment, the Comments column must be displayed. The visibility of the comments column can be toggled with the User Comment tool in the Preview toolbar.
To delete a comment:
 
 
1. On the comment that you want to delete, click the wastebasket icon ().
A confirmation window is displayed.
2. Click OK to confirm the deletion of the comment.
The comment is deleted and is no longer available to other users.