How Do I Create a User?

Any person who will be working on your book in Pictavo must first be set up as a user. To create a user, you must first be logged into Pictavo using the Admin account for your book since only the book’s Admin can create other users.  If you do not see Admin in the top-level toolbar, shown in the screenshot below, then you are not logged in as the Admin.

Creating a User Using the Admin Account in Pictavo

 

 

 

 

Once you are logged in as the Admin, click on Admin in the top-level toolbar.  You will be brought immediately to the User/Group Permissions tab where user accounts are created.

User/Group Permissions Tab in Pictavo

 

 

 

To start creating the user account, click on New User.

Creating the New User Account in Pictavo

 

 

 

Then enter the desired information and permissions for the new user and press Save.

Setting the Desired Information and Permissions for the New User in Pictavo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note that you can always alter the information and permissions entered here at any time after the user account is created.

You may also assign the user to a group, if you have any groups created.  A group is a collection of users that have the same permissions.  Assigning a user to a group automatically gives the user the same permissions that are assigned to that group.  If you are not sure whether to assign a user to a group, you can always assign a user to a group later.

SeeWhat is a group and why would I want to set one up?and How do I create a group and assign users to it?for more information.

Please note that, by design, users are not assigned to any pages when their user account is created.  Therefore, you will need to assign users to pages by following the steps in the “Setting Up Users and Controlling Access” section.How do I create a user?