Tools / Files

Files can be uploaded into Summit from a requirement, a question, or a specific file field such as the solicitation document field or the third party cost share commitment letter field.

Three types of places to upload a file

File Actions

Each uploaded file has a set of actions available to it. An action gear will appear next to the file when the User hovers over a file:

File Action Gear

The action gear menu changes depending upon user and the document status. The following details each item on the menu and which users have access when.

Add Comment

Available to all Users for all Files. Choosing this action will allow the User to type into a comment box which can be canceled or saved. See Tools/Comments section for further details.

Adding a Comment to a File

Upload New Version

Available to all Users for all Files. Once a file is uploaded from the Checklist Action Gear, there is an option to “Upload New Version.” Uploading a new version allows the user to “replace” the current version with an update. Clicking on this action will bring a popup window allowing the User to drag or search for the file.

Uploading File Version

Delete

Available to all Users for all Files. This action will delete all versions of the file, not just the most recent file that is visible. All comments will be deleted along with all versions.

Delete Files

View All Versions and Reverting

Available to all Users for all files that have more than one version uploaded. This action allows the User to see a list of all versions of a specific file.

View all Versions of File

Selecting a previous version and clicking on the Revert button will display the reverted document in the editor:

Select Previous Version

Once a User has reverted to a previous version, the “View Previous Versions” will show the history of which version was chosen when:

All Versions in List

Include in Submission

Available to all Users on all files. This feature allows the User to designate which files will be included in the proposal submission to the Sponsor. When it is chosen, an indicator will appear above the document and in the Files log. It is recommended to use this feature to indicate to the Pre-Award Associate, Support Staff or other team members that the current version displayed is to be included in the proposal submission packet.

Include in Submission

Available to all Users for files marked “Include in Submission.” This feature allows the User to remove the “Include in Submission” designation on the file. When it is chosen, the “Include in Submission” indicator will no longer be displayed on the file.

Exclude from Submission

Signature Needed

Available for all Users on all files. This feature allows the User to designate which files require a signature. When it is chosen, an indicator will appear above the document as well as in the Files log. It is recommended to use this feature to indicate to the Pre-Award Associate, Support Staff or other team members that the current version of the document needs to be signed. Comments can be used to indicate who needs to sign.

Signature Needed on File

Available to all Users for files marked “Signature Needed.” This feature allows the User to remove the “Signature Needed” designation on the file. This can be used when the signature is no longer needed or once the User has uploaded the signed document.

Remove Signature Needed on File

File Log

A log of every file attached in the proposal is located to the right of the Comments Log.

File Log Toolbar

The Files log is an interactive list of all the current versions of the files. All the actions associated with a file except comment are accessible in the Files log. Clicking on the file location will take the User to the file in the proposal editor. Clicking on the file name will open the file in a separate window.

File Log View

The File Log includes a total count of files, the total number needing signature and the total number to be included in submission. Each file is listed with it's location in the Proposal, the file name, who last updated it, when, and the size. Also included are any status indicators and an action menu. The action menu allows for all standard file actions except comments.

Undelete Files

Pre-Award Users have the ability to view and undelete files from the File Log.

Show Deleted Files Option for Pre-Award Users

At the bottom left of the Files Log, Pre-Award Users will see an option to show Deleted Files (see above). Choosing this option will show the deleted files in the log. Deleted files appear crossed through.

Deleted Files shown in Files Log

The action gear menu on a deleted file has the option to Restore the file. Doing so will "undelete" the file and it will then appear in the File Log and Editor as it did before it was deleted.

Restore deleted files