Peer-2-Peer CodoxWord Collaboration Session Setup Guide


Overview:

The CodoxWord Peer-2-Peer (P2P) collaboration mode allows users to quickly boostrap collaborative authoring sessions by sharing documents directly from their local computers. A P2P collaboration session is started a user, called the host. The host user will share a document on her local computer to her collaborators or peers through invitations. The peers will connect to the host using the invitation information to join the collaboration session. The host will be prompted when a peer attempts to join the session. She will then decide to accept or decline the peer to the session.

HOST INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Install CodoxWord.
  2. Start Microsoft Word and open the document you would like to share.
  3. Click the CodoxWord Menu Tab in MS Word, then click Start P2P Session.
  4. Enter the user name that you would like to use, click OK.
  5. Copy the string in the Ticket Number box and send it to your collaborators
  6. Wait for a peer to connect. When you receive a join request, decide to accept or decline the request.

PEER INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Start Microsoft Word.
  2. Click the CodoxWord Menu Tab in MS Word, click Join P2P Session.
  3. Paste the ticket number in the Ticket Box.
  4. Enter the name that you would like to use, click OK
  5. Wait for the host to accept your join request.