Who can use this capability
Authors and Contributors in Content Automation navigate assets, projects, documents, and notifications.
Navigate the platform for Authors and Contributors
Learn how to navigate the platform as an Author or Contributor.
What is an Author and External Contributor?
An Author is a Content Automation user with access to edit and change particular inputs and assets within a document based on a template the client created for use.
An External Contributor is a user who is given temporary access to a document with the view to edit and make changes without having full access to the platform and operates under a limited scope of use.
How to navigate the platform as an Author or External Contributor
You are likely to use several key areas, including the global search, notifications and activity, and the left navigation area.
This allows you to search for projects, templates, and documents you can access.
This includes both notifications and activities. The Notifications section on the left-hand side shows actionable items or items that have been actioned. The Activity section on the right-hand side shows activities relating to your team.
This takes you to your project page, where you can view either your projects or all of the projects you have access to, meaning those belonging to yourself or any member of any teams you belong to.
This option takes you to the asset library, where you can view any assets you have uploaded and all the assets uploaded to the general account.
This tab allows you to view all items pending approval, awaiting review from yourself, or approved. Depending on your access, some documents in Content Automation require approval before they can be exported. This tab allows you to view the status of any of your approvals.
This tab allows you to view any of the teams you belong to. While Content Automation is a collaborative platform, some of our templates are team restricted, so here is where you can find which team you have access to request further access.