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4. Collaborate Using Comments and Suggestions

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By this point, you and your partner have created and formatted a proposal document.

In this video, you’ll edit and revise the proposal together.

To do this, you’ll collaborate digitally in Google Docs.

Google Docs allows you to enter suggestions and comments in an online document.

Everyone who has permission can work in that document at the same time.

Comments and suggestions stand out, so the person reviewing can see and respond to them.

Anyone with permission to edit the document can accept or reject these comments and suggestions as they revise the text.

To start, make sure you and your partner both have the document open on your computers.

Select “suggesting” mode.

Then, read the document and look for places to add, delete, or change the text.

Try to find at least three changes you can make.

Your suggestions will show up in a different color, but the original text will not change.

In addition to making suggestions, you can make comments.

Comments enable you to ask questions, provide ideas, and communicate with anyone who has edit access to the document, without directly changing any text.

Add at least one comment in the proposal for your partner.

Read through the suggestions your partner made, and accept or reject them.

Make adjustments to the text based on a comment, and then resolve the comment.

Or, reply to a comment to ask a question or add more information.

You can view a list of the comments that have been made and resolved in a document.

Or, view the revision history to see all the changes that have been made.

You can even revert to an earlier version of the document if you make a mistake or change your mind about a revision.

Now, it’s your turn: Make sure you and your partner both have the document open on your computers.

In suggestion mode, make at least three suggestions to the text of your proposal.

Insert at least one comment in the document for your partner.

Collaborate to resolve comments and suggestions.

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  1. Make sure you and your partner both have the document open on your computers.
  2. In suggestion mode, make at least three suggestions to the text of your proposal.
  3. Insert at least one comment in the document for your partner.
  4. Collaborate to resolve comments and suggestions.