Welcome to doDOC!
doDOC is a collaborative editor built from the ground up to help you and your colleagues while writing scientific manuscripts, regulatory packages and actually any type of complex document. The next sections will give you the basis to write your first document. Learn more at https://dodoc.zendesk.com
Login to doDOC
- Open the doDOC page in your web browser by going to https://XXXX.dodoc.com, where XXXX represents the name of your installation (usually the name of your company). doDOC supports Chrome (preferred), Firefox, Safari and Edge. Internet Explorer is not supported in any version.
- Enter your email address and password. If you don’t have a password, click on Forgot your password? and follow the process to reset it. If your company has single sign on activated with doDOC, you will find the button to use SSO here too, so just click on it.
- When you are ready to go, click Sign in.
Create your first document
- Click New and then New Document.
- Choose the type of document you want:
- Blank Document, to start with an empty document
- From Template, if you have a template that you want to use
- Import Document, if you have a Word document you want to start with
Share your document with others
You can share documents with other users and control what they can do. Follow these steps:
- In the doDOC Explorer, select the document that you want to share.
- Click Share.
- Type to Search and select the user(s) or group(s) of users that you want to share the document with and the respective roles. Then click Share. The users will receive an email notifying them of the shared document, including a link to access it.
Start editing your document
In doDOC, content and format are two separate things. It is essential that during your content authoring process you identify the heading style you are working with: Title, Abstract, Heading 1, Paragraph and more. This step is critical to allow you to obtain a perfect format from thousands of different templates available. If you are in the doDOC Editor and want to define a heading style:
- Double-click on the document you want to open
- Write your content in the page.
- Place the cursor on the text that you want to format with a heading style.
- Click on the Heading Style area and select one of the available choices.
Adding Authors and Keywords for a manuscript
- Open your document, click on the File option in the top Menu within the editor and then select Authors & Keywords.
- On the pop-up window, add the Authors information, including their affiliations.
- It is possible to add new authors by clicking on Add author or remove authors by clicking Remove on the author you want to remove. Also, It is possible to redefine the main author by clicking on the Arrows and define the Corresponding Authors by clicking on the envelope.
- To add your keywords, go to the section Additional Details - Keywords. Type your keywords and press enter and they will be added to the document
Information is saved automatically so there is no save button. Authors & Keywords information is invisible in the editor but will be added to the final document, becoming visible after you export to Word.
Choosing a layout template
This is one of the most amazing features in doDOC! By using doDOC templates, you can very quickly change the whole style of your document and make it comply with specific requirements.
For example, if you are working on a scientific manuscript, choose a template associated to a journal or conference, and the whole document will adopt the styling rules of that publication type.
To choose a new template follow these steps:
- Go to the "Paragraph Styles" option in the right side pane
- Click on "Change template"
- Select a template from the list. If the template or journal that you want to target is not available in this window, please contact us at email@example.com and we will added for you.
- When you import a Word file or copy content from a Word file, the contents sometimes have inline styles that the template cannot remove. For the template to work properly, please make sure that all contents have the proper style in the side panel.
- Some templates have specific style definitions that you might not see in doDOC, such as the authors, keywords and reference format. Don't worry! When you export the final Word file everything will be there. We are working to have all those things visible in doDOC and we will keep you posted.
Exporting doDOC Documents to MS Word
Once you have completed your work, you can export your doDOC document to MS Word and get the preferred formatting for the target template by following these steps:
- Click the Export button at the top right corner of your screen.
- A window with the available export options will pop up.
- Click Export. Your document will immediately start downloading with the selected template.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Make sure that you select "Include comments" and "Include suggestions" if you want to keep those in the exported Word file.