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Publishing checklist

Best practices for getting your doc into the Doc Gallery
So you want to share your creation with the world in the ! Here's how to do.
Set up
Use your personal Coda account (aka your @gmail.com email). That way, you'll never lose access to your creation.
Copy your live production doc or create a new doc (type in your URL)
Invite your co-creators (like me at john@coda.io) to be able to edit it.
Pieces of your doc
Write an introduction: The first page of your doc should introduce the audience to your lovely creation. You can think of it like a blog post.

💡 Discuss the problem you wanted to solve: it can be general, or specific like calling out the tools you were using that didn't work for you. Share the solution (how Coda helps solve that). Yuhki's to his roadmap doc is a great example.
Add the Options that make your intro look great like a cover image, subtitle, and author.

💡 Formatting options:
Cover Image: This is what gives visual excitement to your doc and is the photo used on embeds and social posts. Hover over the image and use Unsplash or upload your own pic!
Subtitle: Gives more context to your doc and also shows up in the Gallery search, so you can use keywords you didn't use in the doc title.
Authors: Make yourself (and anyone you worked with) the authors. This gives readers / users an idea of who you are, and a quick way to get to your maker profile.

Create the solution: Share what you've built in Coda

💡 Set up:
Use charts, colors, emojis, images to make it more visually engaging.
Don't use real company data. Come up with funny company or people names, or use . If you need people in your doc, you can invite the fake users: 
List of Fake People
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Person
Email
1
AC
Alan Chowansky
al@codadoc.io
2
LT
Lola Tseudonym
laura@codadoc.io
3
BD
Buck Dubois
lane@codadoc.io
4
PR
Polly Rose
molly@codadoc.io
5
JB
James Booth
jerols@codadoc.io
6
MJ
Mary Jones
mallika@codadoc.io
7
MM
Maria Marquis
maria@codadoc.io
8
LF
Lawrence Fitzgerald
coda@codadoc.io
9
JD
Joel Davis
joe@codadoc.io
10
BL
Ben Lee
ben@codadoc.io
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Try to keep how things work apparent with buttons and columns all showing ( fancy behind-the-scenes magic to a min.).
Some more inspiration for how to create a delightful doc:
Publishing
Publish the doc so others can see what you've made and make their own copy if they want to use it.
If it’s your first time publishing, then you’ll want to create a maker profile. We’d love for you to include your title / company, a fun blurb about yourself, and links to your social profiles like Twitter and Linkedin. We think , , and ’s profiles are quite nice.

Common Setting choices
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Search
Done
Setting Name
Choose
Why
1
Discoverable by anyone
ON
So that people can search and find your amazing creation.
2
Category
Choose one that aligns with your doc.
3
Earn Credits
OFF
4
Doc Interaction
Play
Give people the ability to test out how the doc feels.
5
Copy
ON
Allow people to copy your doc if it's a tool / template others could use.
6
Show pages in top nav
OFF
Unless you are publishing a website.
7
Published Doc URL
Defaults to the doc name, usually want to edit to something shorter and easier to remember.
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CtrlP
) instead.