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Sharing and Reviewing



Balsamiq Wireframes is designed for collaboration and offers many ways for you to get feedback on your designs. This document outlines a few different ways so that you can pick the right one to fit each situation.

To learn how to work on the same wireframes together, see our article on Collaborative Editing.


Reviewing and Commenting

The "Review and Comment" mode is a great option for anyone who does not need to edit the wireframes. You can easily switch to this mode from the top-right option in the toolbar.

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Notice how the border color around the profile picture switches from green to orange.

The comments panel allows you to collaborate on your designs by sharing feedback asynchronously or, if you prefer, making notes for yourself as you work. A new comment will generate a notification in the toolbar.

Callouts

You can add Callout markers to indicate specific places in the wireframe where the comments applies. See the image below to learn how.

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Linking to an Alternate Version

You can also add a link to an alternate version by using the "Add Link to Alternate" drop-down at the bottom of the comments panel.

@-Mentions

Comments allow you to mention any user who is 'watching' the Confluence page. They will trigger a notification or not, depending on the Atlassian Confluence notification settings.

To mention someone, simply start typing @. The list will show the current watchers of the Confluence page.

Note: @-mentions also work in the Project Description and in your Wireframe notes.

Comment Actions

Once a comment is added, each reviewer can reply to it and like it. You can also edit and delete your own comments.


Full Screen Presentation Mode

The Full Screen Presentation Mode is great for sharing your wireframes with stakeholders or for usability testing. If you have created links between your wireframes, the links will be clickable.

To enter it, click on the Full Screen icon in the top-right corner of your toolbar. Alternatively, you can select "Full Screen Presentation" from the View menu, or use the CTRL/+f keyboard shortcut.

The application will expand to take up your whole screen, with your wireframe centered on it. You can learn more about this feature in Full Screen Presentation Mode.


One of the benefits of being on a hosted platform like Atlassian Cloud is that you can send image links to stakeholders, or embed your wireframe on another Confluence page.

To grab a link to your image, go to a Confluence page that has a Balsamiq Macro on it. You can either grab the link from published page:

Or from the Macro editor:

Either of those options will present a window with a direct link to an image of your wireframe. You can easily copy it to your computer's keyboard by clicking the Copy button.

You now have an image link that you can share with stakeholders, or place on any web page that supports direct image links (they can even be put on Jira issues). What's more, the image will automatically update if you make changes to the wireframe. That means that you don't have to worry about updating the link - it's always up-to-date!

Embedding Your Image on Another Confluence Page

As an added bonus, you can use the image link to embed a copy of the entire project on a separate Confluence page, allowing stakeholders to review and comment on it, as if they were using the Balsamiq Editor. To do this, simply add a new Balsamiq Macro to the page, and you'll be presented with an option to create a new project, or embed a project with an image link.

Clicking on Image Link (and then pasting the link) will place a copy of the project on that page. This version of the project will also update if you update the original wireframe.

Sharing an Interactive PDF Document

PDFs generated in Balsamiq Wireframes are completely interactive. That means that they not only display your project as you have designed it, they will also respect any links you have added to the project. This is one of the best ways to share your project with collaborators and clients who don't need to make changes.

The PDF will be created in high resolution and with selectable text (good for the reviewers to copy/paste from). More details about exporting to PDF can be found here.


Sharing PNG Images

You can export all of your wireframes to static PNG images, to easily send to clients. You can learn more about exporting to images here.