Personal account and organization
Your personal account
Whether you signed up for Inline Manual yourself or you were invited by somebody else, you started by creating an Inline Manual account. Inline Manual accounts are tied to individuals and with that account, you can access shared Organizations to collaborate with other Inline Manual users, for example, your colleagues.
You can create an account by:
· signing up
If you sign up for an Inline Manual account yourself, you can create an organization and invite other people to create content together. For first 14 days, your account will be a trial account, then you can decide to either set up a subscription under your personal account or join an Organization that will be a paying entity. Your personal account then will be used only for accessing the Organization.
· by accepting an invitation
If you got an e-mail invitation from other Inline Manual user, it means you were invited to the Organization where you can collaborate with your invitee and their colleagues.
Read more about adding members with roles here.
Work with different organizations using one account
With a personal account, you can create or join multiple Organizations to collaborate with various groups of Inline Manual users. These Organizations you belong to have their own unique members, sites, and topics.
Note that your colleagues will be able to see other Organizations you belong to, the same as you can see other Organizations your colleagues may belong to.
Identify your Organizations
Click the arrow next to your name in the upper right corner to see Organizations you belong to.
How to use Organizations
With Organizations you can save time, money and effort. If you’re part of the team that will work on tutorials, setting up an organization will allow you to easily share topics for collaboration. Once a topic is assigned to an Organization, every member will have access to it.
You can assign a topic to an Organization in 2 ways:
· while creating a topic in the Authoring tool:
While adding a topic, choose the correct owner from drop-down menu.
· in topic’s settings in Inline Manual portal
While in Inline Manual portal, go to the Topics list and find the desired topic -> Go to the Settings tab -> scroll down to the Ownership and Privacy section -> change the ownership based on your needs -> Confirm changes with the Update Topic button
Do you want to move a whole site to the organization? Change the site owner under Site details.
Go to Sites and choose the desired site -> Go to the Settings tab -> From the left side menu choose Site details -> Choose the correct owner from the Owner drop-down menu -> **Confirm changes **with the Update Site button.
Working on a tutorial with a team does not require each user to have a paid subscription. Since the topic's owner is the organization, the organization will be the paying entity (with paid plan/subscription) while all of its members are on a free plan.