A Reference by support

Author: PRO support
Created: August 06, 2008 at 05:34 pm
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Category: Technology | Advice | Self Help
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Writing Portfolio & Folders

Collection folders allow members to create real folders to group and organize your writing entries into different lists. This is an extremely useful feature that enables you to present your writing the way YOU want to.

Manage My Writing
The new management page will now allow you edit, preview, delete, organize and create new entries all from the same page. You now have the ability to decide the order that your work is presented in your writing portfolio. To change the order, simply enter a number in the text box next to your writing entry (see the red arrow in the demo below). Your portfolio shows lowest numbers first. NOTE: Entries WITHOUT a sorting order will appear at the very top.

TIP: we recommend using big numbers like 10, 20, 30... instead of 1, 2, 3... because it will give you more options later on in the event that you want to add a new entry in between two existing entries.

You will also be able to move writing entries from one folder to another. To move an entry, you will first need to create a new folder (see the blue arrow in the above demo). Once your folder is created, it will automatically be displayed in the drop down list at the bottom of your management page. Simply check the box next to the entries you wish to move (see pink arrow in the below demo) and then select the location from the drop down (see below). Once you have selected your folder, click on "save changes".

TIP: you can also add new entries directly to a folder when you are creating
new writing submissions.

Your new public writing portfolio, viewable from your profile, will display each entry with an icon, title, entry type, writing genre, date and the total number of views your entry has received. You can view your writing portfolio by clicking the "Public View" button on the management page (see the green arrow in the first demo above).

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Comments & Reviews ( X 5)

March 25, 2017
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It took me a long time to figure this out and all you have to do is put a number and add a screen and click the outside of the page! so easy!
(who is currently dead)

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May 17, 2014
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Hi I have deleted one of my poems by mistake ,is their
Anyway I can retrieve it ?or will I have to start from scratch

Unfortunately not. Deleting your writing is permanent. We do not save your writing without your consent.

  support replied on September 07, 2014

January 28, 2014
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Good info
I tried to put 12 of my writings in Private Draft folder. I am unable to see them now. How can I retrieve them. Each writing is precious.

Login to the members area and click on "Manage My Writing". The folder will be listed in your portfolio.

  bianca replied on January 29, 2014

November 14, 2013
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Is there a way to re-arrange the sequence of poems as they are listed for public view?

Yes... the way you arrange them in the member's area is the way they will be presented in your public portfolio.

  support replied on November 14, 2013

October 08, 2013
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Is there a way to edit an existing folder for an introduction to titles placed already, or do you have to delete the folder and start again. I have several folders introductions that need to be edited. I really hate to start completely from scratch. Can you help? Sincerely. Lesa

Just login to the members area, click on "Manage My Writing" and then look for the "edit" link next to the folder you wish to edit. You will be able to edit the introduction, folder name, and the folder icon from the following page.

  support replied on October 08, 2013

Thank you so much for the quick response. I am so sorry, I should have seen that. I have been a member now for a little over a year and love the ease of navigation. I appreciate your response. Lesa

 Aspiring_Angel3 replied on October 09, 2013

You're very welcome, Lesa. If you have any other questions, do not hesitate to contact us

  support replied on October 09, 2013

March 04, 2013
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I guess I didn't save the beginning of (My Secret Angel) in an appropriate place to add to it further. Please hel me reteive it.

The writing entry is in your root portfolio (the very last entry on the page):

  bianca replied on September 05, 2013

December 13, 2012
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Deleting Multiple Items
Hello, I have been using this site for a little while now, and I've decided to delete a few written works. I have never deleted anything from my account on this site until now. What I've noticed is, that there isn't a way where you can delete multiple items at once. I was just wondering why that is?

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October 24, 2012
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I keep creating a folder, the same one on numerous occasions now, and it always says "New folder created," but then I can't find it anywhere, as if it hasn't been created. Am I looking at the wrong place, or is their a glitch. I want to put my poems in their own folder but have been unable to even have a folder I create show up. Help please if I am doing something wrong.

I also have the same problem.

 Joyk_Boy replied on November 03, 2012

I've tried messaging the site itself to see if I would get an answer to this issue, but so far no go. I've thought about going pro, but if I can't create folders to eventually separate and organize my writings for easier access to the readers, it's not worth it. So far this has been my only gripe about this site and I wish it would either get corrected or at least give me an answer to the issue if it's on my part. Don't believe it is though, it's pretty straight forward, the folder just isn't being created as it is stating. Sucks!

 ImagineYFS replied on November 03, 2012

I also have the same problem.

 piombino replied on December 01, 2012

It looks like this is a bug. I have forwarded this issue to our developer. Thanks for reporting it.

  support replied on December 03, 2012

I have the same problem as Joyk Boy. Could someone please tell me what to do?

 SPaddington replied on December 18, 2012

I'm having this problem too, what on earth am I supposed to do?

 Rowenya replied on January 20, 2013

I dont know. I really want to neaten my writing a bit and I cant find anything. I think I may message support. What do you say?

 SPaddington replied on January 20, 2013

Might be an idea, see what they say

 Rowenya replied on January 20, 2013

I will.

 SPaddington replied on January 21, 2013

There is one problem though. suppport knows about it as he/she forwarded it to the developer.

 SPaddington replied on January 21, 2013

i have been trying for months now to create a Folder but it tells me i have one but in reality i bloody have as much Chance of having one as the queen giving birth to twins lol

 user49906 replied on September 05, 2013

This issue has long since been corrected. If you are still having issues creating folders, please report this to us so that we can look into it:

  bianca replied on September 05, 2013

October 07, 2012
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Hello there! Could you please help me out here? I have moved my poems to the main root portfolio, but I'm unable to change/remove their order. I want them to be displayed by the date they were posted on.
Any way to do this or should I resign myself?

By default, they are posted by the date sorted--I believe it's oldest first. If you want to change that, you will have to do it manually by entering numbers in the sort box (see tutorial above).

  bianca replied on October 09, 2012

I did that. What I meant is, that once I moved the writes to the main folder, they retained their previous order no. I want them to be displayed by date, as you told me, is default. Unfortunately, I'm unable to do it even after removing the order no. and saving changes. Help needed! Thanks.

 Wintersky replied on October 10, 2012

June 24, 2012
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how do i add a picture in my chapters or poem or anything that i write? i can't click paste right?

Unless you're an upgraded PRO member, you will have to do it manually using HTML. We have a tutorial for that here:

  support replied on June 25, 2012

April 06, 2012
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How do I add chapters into my folder?

Create the writing entry (save it as a chapter) and then go to the "Manage My Writing" section and move the writing entry to your folder as explained above.

  support replied on April 06, 2012

December 05, 2011
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how do i delete my poem?

As shown in this article, click on the "Manage My Writing" link and then click the "delete" link below the title of the poem you want to remove.

  support replied on December 05, 2011

i accidently deleted a poem and I wanted to see the comments posted on it (I posted the same twice by accident, and deleted one with about four reviews..) Is there anyway to get it back or at least read the reviews that was on it? =(

 TaylorDawn replied on May 20, 2013

July 24, 2011
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Can you delete comments?

No, you cannot delete reviews at this time, however, if a comment is inappropriate, please report is to us so that we can take the proper steps.

  support replied on July 25, 2011

how do i report an inappropriate comment? you guys should make it so we can delete stupid reviews, i don't need everyone on here seeing the ignorance of some neanderthal on my writing

 bobbygoo45 replied on April 17, 2012

Report it here: http://www.writers-network.com/site/support

  support replied on April 17, 2012

June 27, 2011
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How do I add chapters?

Simply submit a new writing entry like you normally would but list it as a "Chapter" by selecting that in the "Entry Type" drop down box.

Once you've added all your chapters, you can even create a new folder using your Novel title and then move all your chapters into that folder. You now have an electronic version of your novel online!

Feel free to contact us if you have any other questions

  support replied on June 28, 2011

May 30, 2011
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May 10, 2011
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I want to remove delete a folder, will I also delete my poems?

No, deleting a folder will not delete your poems but whenever possible, it's best to move them out of the folder manually to avoid any problems.

  support replied on June 28, 2011

February 03, 2011
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how do you change your writing from public to private

The portfolio itself is always public but you can hide/show the individual contents of it by editing the writing entry: members area -> manage my writing -> click the "edit" link below the title of the entry -> scroll to the bottom of the edit page and check / UN-check the "private draft" box -> save your changes.

If you have any other questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

  support replied on February 04, 2011

November 08, 2010
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This tutorial does not address my question. I would like to REMOVE my poems from my folders. How do I do that?
Thank you.

To move your writing to another folder, see the pink highlighted section above (check item and then select location from the drop down box). To delete the writing, click on the "delete" link found just below the writing title.

  bianca replied on November 08, 2010

October 05, 2010
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Great advice, hugely helpful, very informative and written very clearly and easy user friendly language. Thank-you!

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July 06, 2010
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This is no use to me
I want a system that operates efficiently. This one does not. I have lost a number of works that just disappear. Suddenly a completely different page from this site appear. There is no way I can regain my work. I can only blame this system. It is absolutely outrageous that hors of work can vanish all of a sudden, not once but many times.

Content does not simply vanish into thin air... not on this site or ANY site. You have to click a submit button or click away from the page in order for the content to be saved or lost.

The only thing that could trigger a page jump would be a virus on your computer, or, you are accidentally typing/hitting some kind of shortcut key. Aside from those two things, the page will not move until you instruct it do to so by clicking on something.

I recommend running an anti-virus on your computer to make sure you do not have any viruses or spyware.

Also, you should never post ANYTHING on the site unless you have a backup saved on your computer first. You should create your writing in a program such as Microsoft Word or Word Pad, save it, and then copy and paste to the site.

  bianca replied on July 06, 2010

April 18, 2010
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need help
i tried to put my writng in folders and its not working I number them and the checked each one but it doesnt work , what am I doing wrong ,please help.

Try doing it separately. Check all the writing entries you want to move, then select the destination folder from the drop down at the bottom of the list and click "save changes". Once your writing has been moved, view the contents and change the order by entering a number in each box.

  bianca replied on April 19, 2010

will try it thank you Sharon

 elfqueena replied on April 19, 2010

November 01, 2009
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This was very helpful to me because I did not know how to move my writings into the folder. I am glad that someone thought of such a useful idea. Thanks

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July 19, 2009
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this is a very helpful tool. it easily explains what to do for people just getting started. i will be sure to use everything that this has showed me.

I'm glad to hear that! Feel free to contact us if you run into any problems

  support replied on July 19, 2009


 elfqueena replied on March 10, 2010

If this problem is still unresolved, please contact the site directly:

  bianca replied on April 19, 2010

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