Thanks Sarah. I do find it odd though that Jive doesn't have any general guidance or best practice documents related to the plug-in they support. Even just some general information on the optimal use cases and plug-in limitations would be extremely helpful when training our users on the do's and don'ts of using Jive for Office.
I'm hoping that some other Jivers have some samples of best practice/guidance docs that they would be willing to share as a starting point.
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We may have spaced on something really big, I guess I assumed you'd have found it in a basic search... have you seen the content in Jive for Microsoft? It's an older collection of content, largely dating to when we created that connector. But my guess is that a lot of it still applies.
Thank you Libby, I'll move my post there as it doesn't appear that I can share it there, and take a spin through the collection there to see what I can drum up.
More specifically, I was wondering the following:
- Is there a maximum number of versions we should allow a document to reach?
- Does Excel support conditional formatting, data validation, and other more complex formulas and controls?
- are there implications if multiple formulas overlap (ie. Data validation in Cell 1A impacts the conditional formatting of cell 1D)?
- Is there a maximum file size recommended (after which point a user might start to experience some issues?)
- Is there a recommended maximum number of contributors that should be in a document at one time?
- Can a lot of a styles and formatting in a word/powerpoint document cause issues with performance/ functionality?
- Can animations/ transitions/ etc in powerpoint documents cause issues with performance/ functionality?
If anyone has any insights to share, I would greatly appreciate it!
No, there isn't a limit on the number of versions.
For the rest of your questions, I can't say that either of the communities I've worked with since 2010 have had any real problems. Remember that people collaborating are doing so in the native Office products - functionality will be what it is in that Office product. Where you will from time to time see issues is in the preview that is displayed in Jive. But when that is an issue, I always recommend that viewers go ahead and view directly from the Office product, at which point those issues disappear.
Does this answer your basic questions?
I'm also wondering if there's a way to "turn off" Jive documents, to only let our users work only on our Office/SharePoint libraries.