11:34 AM PDT Mon, Sep 12, 2011
Google Docs is rolling out a comment-only sharing option this week for users who don't want to allow full editing access to other people.
No doubt users had asked for this, but Google wanted the feature for itself as well. Google Software Engineer Sarah Wu writes on the Docs blog, "Sometimes I want to let team members view and make comments without allowing them to directly edit my document."
To give someone limited access, users will need to click "Share" and then select "Can comment." Document
owners can also give comment-only access to users who have access to the link or to anyone on the web.
Two weeks ago, Google Docs revamped its design and user interface [ see our story here ].