Note: This article discusses functionality that is included in the Aha! Notebooks Advanced plan. Please contact us if you would like a live demo or want to try using it in your account.

Aha! Notebooks | Comments (Advanced plan)

From strategic reviews to shared inspiration, collaboration keeps your teams' plans moving forward. Use comments to collaborate inline on documents in your Aha! account — so that you can give precise feedback and have focused discussions without leaving the page.

Support / Whiteboards - inline comments

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User permissions

To interact with comments on a note, you must have the following user permissions.

Permission

Administrator*

Contributor

Reviewer

Viewer

View comments

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X

X

X

Add emoji reactions to comments

X

X

X


Respond in comment threads

X

X

X


Create or resolve inline comments

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Edit their own inline comment

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Edit another user's inline comment

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*Administrators with account permissions.

Reviewers can add comments to documents that you have granted them access to edit.

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Add in-line comments to notes

You can comment on any text in a workspace note or the cell of a table to start a conversation thread.

To add an inline comment, highlight the text you want to comment on and click the Add comment + icon that appears on the right side of the text editor. Your text will be highlighted and underlined in orange, the Comments sidebar will appear, and you can start creating your comment.

Inline comments on a full screen text editor.

Inline comments include almost everything in the Aha! text editor. Mention individual Aha! users in your account, insert tables to structure your thoughts, and even embed images or other media to make your comment more visual. Click Save comment once you are done.

Click Resolve to resolve your comment. Resolved comments disappear from the list of comments unless you choose to show them by checking the Show resolved checkbox at the top of the Comments sidebar. (You can hide them again by unchecking that box.) If you choose to show resolved comments, text highlighted and underlined in green will indicate a resolved comment, and you will see a collapsed list of resolved comments in the Comments sidebar. If you reply to a resolved comment, it will become unresolved again.

Through the More options button, you can also Copy a link to your comment — so you can directly reference it elsewhere — or Delete it.

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Add in-line comments to whiteboards

Adding comments to your whiteboard can provide an avenue for team members and stakeholders to share their thoughts, provide feedback, and engage in thoughtful discussions — strengthening asynchronous collaboration. Add comments to individual objects to add feedback about something specific, or add comments to a general area of a whiteboard to weigh in on broader themes.


Select the Comment icon at the bottom of your screen and click anywhere on your whiteboard to start a conversation. This will add a numbered orange dot to the location of your comment. Use the text editor to type out your first comment to start a conversation and click Save comment. You can also add a comment to a specific object on your whiteboard by selecting the object and clicking the Comment icon in its toolbar.

Comments will appear in numbered order in the right sidebar of your whiteboard. You can turn a comment into a threaded conversation by replying to it.

When your conversation has been addressed or sufficiently discussed, click the Resolve button located on the header of the conversation. When a comment is resolved, the color of the numbered dot will change from orange to green.

View comments

Users accessing your whiteboard from guest accounts will not see or be able to add comments to your whiteboard.

Anyone with access to your whiteboard can view the comments that users have added to it. Comments will appear in the sidebar on the right of your screen. It will be collapsed by default — but you can click the << icon to open it. If there are unresolved comments on your whiteboard, a Comment icon with an orange dot will show here as well.

All unresolved comments will appear in the sidebar. Check the box next to Show resolved in your Comments side panel to show all resolved comments.

Click a comment in the Comments sidebar to navigate to the area of it the whiteboard it is added to. Likewise, click an orange numbered dot on your whiteboard to navigate to its corresponding comment in the Comments sidebar.

More options

Comments are a great way to start a conversation — and sometimes they are worth sharing individually. The More options menu on each comment enables you to do a few useful actions:

  • Cut objects cuts the comment so it can be pasted elsewhere on your whiteboard.

  • Paste objects pastes a comment you have previously cut from another area of your whiteboard.

  • Copy link to object copies a directly link to your comment that you can share with someone. When they click it, it will direct them to the area of the whiteboard that where the comment is added.

  • Group objects groups comments when you have multiple comments selected.

  • Ungroup objects ungroups comments that have been previously grouped.

  • Lock will lock a comment to your whiteboard or an object so it cannot be moved.

  • Delete will remove a comment completely.

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