Embed a Google Drive Folder

March 9, 2016

You can now embed a Google Drive folder in your LiveBinder.  You will need to make sure the folder is either “public” or “anyone with a link can view.” Then just insert the url in the Enter URL: box and the embedded folder will show up.

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Spell Check!

November 22, 2015

We have added spell check to the LiveBinders editor. We are using the built-in browser spell check, so you should be familiar with the interface. Misspelled words are highlighted with a red underline, and by right clicking on them, you will get the correct spelling as shown below.

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See an Email History on a Binder

October 22, 2015

For our subscribers, if you use LiveBinders to email your binders, you can now see a list of people you have sent the binder to for any given binder.

From the shelf, mouse over your binder and click on “Options” then click on “Details.” At the bottom of the list of binder details you will see “Email History” and that is the list of people who have received your binder.


Embed a Shelf in Your Binder

October 17, 2015

Shelves are a great way to organize a collection of binders, whether they are yours or someone else’s. But how do you organize a collection of shelves? In a binder of course!

We just made it easier than ever to insert yours or someone else’s shelf in your binder. You will find the option in the “+ Content” menu under “Binder.”

Add Content Menu

Inserted shelf


Insert a Binder in a Binder

September 27, 2015

You have always been able to embed binders inside binders, but now it is even easier than before. Just click on the “+ Content” button in the editor. You can either select one of your binders or insert a link from someone else’s binder. The binder will show up in “Presentation” mode so that it minimizes the space that is taken up at the top of the binder.

There are a lot of reasons why you might want to insert a binder in a binder including:

  • An infinite number of tab levels
  • Mixing private content with public content to control viewing access
  • Breaking your content into smaller groups
  • Speeding up the loading of a very large binder
  • Referencing someone else’s collection of content on your subject

Please stay tuned for our next feature: Insert a shelf in a binder.

Add content menu showing binder embed


Sorting Binders on Your Custom Shelves

September 14, 2015

You have probably noticed that you can sort your custom shelves by any of the following:

  • Most recent (most recently edited)
  • Alphabetical
  • Most Viewed
  • Categories
  • Recent Comments
  • Most Useful

We recently added “Newest” to this list so that you can easily find the newest binders on your shelf. Thank you to Peggy George for requesting this feature!

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But did you know that you can also send a link to someone with a specific sort order? Here is how you do that:

  1. First, copy the link to the binder, in our example: http://www.livebinders.com/shelf/view/548
  2. Second, add “?sort=new” to the end of that link so the link is now http://www.livebinders.com/shelf/view/548?sort=new and when clicked, it will now show that shelf sorted by the newest binders

Here are the different kinds of sorts that you can add to your link:

  • Most recent – “?sort=recent”
  • Alphabetical – “?sort=alphabetical”
  • Most Viewed – “?sort=viewed”
  • Categories – “?sort=category”
  • Recent Comments – “?sort=comments”
  • Most Useful – “?sort=useful”
  • Newest  – “?sort=new”

You can also do this for your embedded shelves, but instead of adding a “?” and the kind of sort, you add an “&” and the sort. You do this at the end of the link in the embed code, pictured below:

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Here are the different kinds of sorts that you can add to your embed code:

  • Most recent – “&sort=recent”
  • Alphabetical – “&sort=alphabetical”
  • Most Viewed – “&sort=viewed”
  • Categories – “&sort=category”
  • Recent Comments – “&sort=comments”
  • Most Useful – “&sort=useful”
  • Newest  – “&sort=new”

Rounded Tabs are Back!

July 19, 2015

curved_tabsWe have had several requests to bring back rounded tabs, so we have added that feature for our subscribers. You can have all rounded tabs in your binder or just one or two rows. This is a good way to differentiate tabs from sub tabs or base tabs when you are using multiple tab colors.

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