When creating a new message in the Forum or editing an existing one, the editing window appears. It includes text formatting elements, the text to be edited, and underneath a list of files attached to the message.
While creating a new message or editing an existing one, you can change its type; to do so, use the Type drop-down list above the text input field. In total, the system supports six types of messages:
- task definition;
- executant report;
- resource report;
- client review.
Each message type has its own color.
To write a response to a previously created message, click on the Reply button in the header of the message that you are writing a response to (or activate the respective context menu item). The window for creating a new message will appear.
To write a report, select the Report message type at the top of the window. For this type of message, a user must specify the spent hours of the task (the drop-down list Hours at the bottom of the window). Also, write a text that explains what you have been working on and attach files with the results of your work to the message (these can be pictures or screenshots, electronic documents, videos, or any other files).
Once your message is sent, your report also becomes immediately visible to other participants. Thus, the Cerebro system facilitates working correspondence on the project.
There are buttons on the right vertical toolbar to manipulate file attachments. Using these buttons, you can add one or more files(having created an archive in advance), add links to files, paste the contents of the clipboard as an attachment, delete a file, or add a comment to it. The Cerebro system offers the function of archiving entire directories or groups of files before sending them as part of a message.
At the top, there is a Jump to the post button, which synchronizes the list of tasks in the navigator and in the forum message feeds, setting them to the position where the message that is being edited is displayed.
There is a Visible for clients switch at the bottom of the window, which makes it possible to set which messages will be visible to your company’s clients—in case they don’t need to see all the working correspondence for the project but may be interested only in certain key messages.
There is also a drop-down list at the bottom, which makes it possible to switch the status of the task when sending a message to the forum.