The Single Document feature is used to present a PDF or image in a simple, one-click view. This is similar to the Documents feature, but with only one document that launches immediately when an attendee clicks or taps the feature.
For information that's best in hard-copy form, or as a quick way to upload a document that you don't have time to input in another feature, the Single Document feature can't be beat.
Add the Single Document Feature
From the Edit Event/Community page, click the Add Features button. In the modal that appears, scroll down to the Single Document feature, click Add, and then close the modal.
To customize the name and icon of the Document or use groups to show the feature to only certain subsets of attendees, you can hover over it in the features list, and click the Settings (⚙️) icon.
When you're done making updates, click Save Changes.
Add the document
Now click Edit on the feature. In the modal that appears, click the Upload button.
Another modal will appear that lets you drag and drop or click to select a file from your device. You can upload a PDF or a JPEG, PNG, or TIFF image file.
Click Upload to finish the upload. Finally, if you want the document to open in a new browser tab instead of inside your Socio event in the Web App, check the Open link in external browser checkbox.
Click Save Changes when you're done.
Single Document in practice
Attendees in your event will see the Single Document in the list of other features. When they click or tap on it, the document will open immediately. Web App users will see the PDF or image inside your event if you left the Open link in external browser option unchecked. Mobile App users will see the content in their device's default content viewer for the file type.
Here are some ways we've seen organizers use the Single Document feature:
Welcome Letter - A quick letter from the event organizer, premiere sponsor, or CEO can be a great way to get attendees excited and make them feel welcome.
Attendees List, Map or Agenda - Yes, we do have features for these, but for attendees that ask about a hard-copy form, it's nice to be able to point them here!
Seating Chart or Table Assignments - Save yourself time in escorting folks to their seat, and make it easy for them to get where they need to go all by themselves.
VIP Doc - Consider using the Single Document feature for any group-specific information that's best available in hard-copy form, such as a VIP party flyer. Use the Visible to setting to ensure only the Groups who need it can see it. Want more info on Groups? Check this out!
Menus - Are you the type of person who has to check the menu before you go? There's at least one in every crowd. Consider uploading the menu ahead of time to help those folks out.
After attendees have had a chance to click around the event a bit, you can check out the Feature Comparison chart on the Metrics tab to see the number of Clicks for the feature.
To see all of the additional data points outlined in the Export section of our Data Dashboard article, export the Metrics.
Pro Tips! 😎
Let attendees know that the document will be in the Event App. This can help increase app adoption and save money on paper!
You can internally link a Single Document feature to another feature.
For a personalized discussion on how the Single Document feature can be used in your event, reach out to your Socio contact!
Questions? Chat Us or Email firstname.lastname@example.org