1. Leaving a Comment
  2. Responding to a Comment
  3. Reviewing Unread Comments
  4. Archiving Closed Discussions

The commenting function in SciFlow aims to allow you to quickly open discourses with your co-authors about specific parts or sections of a document right in the editor.

How to Leave a Comment

Highlighting any given text in the editor, whether it is any type of heading or plain running text, allows you to comment on the selected content through the comment button that appears next to the highlighted area.

When selected, that button opens a comment thread regarding the highlighted content. Within that comment thread, you can leave a comment (Write a comment) and assign a thread title (Add a title) if you wish.

After you enter your comment into the respective textbox, the cross icon cancels your input, the thumps up icon adds the depicted emoji to your entry and posts it. Whereas a click on the paper plane icon solely posts your comment.


Responding to Comments

Once a comment is created, you and every other participant of a document can respond to it by contributing to the conversation in the respective comment thread. Every comment thread is either directly accessible by selecting the corresponding highlighted text in the editor or by opening the Comments menu in the right-hand sidebar. The Comments menu allows you to choose the desired comment from a list of all existing comments in a document.

After the comment thread you want to respond to is opened, you can leave your answer below the last made entry by posting as shown above.

Reviewing Unread Comments

To keep up with and to not overlook any newly made comments in a document, SciFlow discloses all unread remarks in the Comments menu. The number displayed either above the Comments menu icon or in the top right corner of that same menu reflects how many conversations contain one or more new remarks that you haven't read yet. Additionally, every one of those threads carries a green unread label to indicate new comments.

Outside of the editor interface, the number of new comments can also be seen in the managing overview. An icon at the right end of a document entry shows how many of its conversations contain new messages.

Deleting Closed Discussions

Due to their conclusions or the general progression of a document, comments and conversations may become obsolete or solved. If this occurs, any thread can be archived by accessing the comment thread context menu, by selecting the three dots above the made comments of a thread.

Afterward, you have the option to edit the conversation or archive it. Editing lets you alter the discussion title; archiving removes the comment thread from the current list and moves it to the archive list. This list contains all archived conversations of a document and is reviewable through the double hook icon in the top right corner.

Deleting individual comments

If you only want to delete single comments of a conversation, open the context menu of the respective comment via the three dots next to the comment's publication date and select the Delete comment option from the appearing list.

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