Thursday, March 29, 2007

Possibilities with Information Pages in Buzzsaw

By using information pages in Buzzsaw, we can create a custom "Splash Page" for our Buzzsaw Site, or individual projects within the site.


A Webcam posted to your Buzzsaw site showing live video feeds

Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA

A DWF, perhaps a site plan, floorplan, or progress file

Or link to Google Documents and Spreadsheets.

A Team Calendar

You can dictate who sees the information pages, allowing for some privacy if needed. The activity logs will detail which members have seen the information pages.

Just scratching the surface........get creative.

Friday, March 23, 2007

The (public) user in Buzzsaw

The (public) user in Buzzsaw.


  • Can login to Buzzsaw anonymously, without having to type a password
  • IP address of the anonymous user is shown in the activity log
  • Cannot be added to a group
  • Public users cannot view a list of project or site members.
  • Are disabled by default, must be enabled by a site admin to activate
  • Cannot be disabled by project admins, only site admins can enable/disable them
  • Can be treated like any other site member in regard to permissions
  • The easiest way to grant someone (public) access is the enable the (public) user, then send them a link similar to this http://projectpoint.Buzzsaw /client/your site name/folder name?public Replace "your site name" with your site name.

  • Good for non-sensitive file viewing of users who aren't going to be permanent members of the site
  • Should not be used as a way to exceed your number of allowed member. We want to know exactly WHO is on our site, right? The power of Buzzsaw reveals who/what/when.......the (public) user removes the "who" factor
  • Be careful with permissions for the (public) user(s). We don't want some anonymous user uploading 5GB files when we aren't "looking"

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Capturing Lists in Buzzsaw

Why would you need to capture a list from the buzzsaw window?

Maybe you're evaluating the folder structures of your site. Perhaps you need a list of files in a particular project, a sort of snapshot of the project.

Here are 2 ways to accomplish this.

1. Download and install SysExporter here (freeware)
SysExporter will give you the ability to cut/copy/paster/export all text from all open windows on your PC.

2. Use Snagit, by Techsmith. Set the capture method to Text Capture

The limitation here is, Snagit will only grab the text that is visible on the screen. If some text is below the will not be captured.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Our MAC friends join the DWF Party

A new version of the Macdwf has been released. Thanks to the gang at Austin Silver Software.

Now MAC users can work with the DWF file. The latest version now opens local DWF files. This thing's just getting better and better.

Visit for more details and download it........

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Recovering your Buzzsaw Susbscription Costs

Sepialine has a Buzzsaw Integration Tool that will capture Buzzsaw usage. With Buzzsaw integration from Sepialine, you can convert your Buzzsaw subscription into profit by tracking and charging your costs.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Windows Mobile and Buzzsaw

So the question comes up, "Can I use Buzzsaw on my Treo 700w (Or any other PDA running Windows Mobile 5)?"

Short answer: Yes, by going to
Long Answer: Yes, it will the the web version of Buzzsaw with some limitations.

You can:

  • Upload a file
  • Download a file and then view it (.doc, .xls, .pdf, .txt)
  • Receive notification in your mobile email
You can't:
  • View a DWF
  • Set notifications
  • Create folder
  • Add/delete/edit Users, permissions, folder, projects, links, notes

So, although it's a slimmed down can use Buzzsaw on a Windows Mobile device.