Two ways to easily share your timelines and other documents via text message

There are so many great features of our platform but one of my favorites is the ability to mass text important planning documents right into the hands of your audience. Skip emailing your timelines, everyone wants info sent straight to their smart phones.

Why email when you can easily text your timelines with EventTexting? In today’s tech-driven world, most people want information sent right to their phones for convenient access. Here are two quick and easy ways to send any important document to your audience or client in a text.

  1. Google Drive – You need a Google Account to use Drive so if you don’t have one, sign up.
    First, create your document in Word or OneNote and convert it to a PDF. If you use Google Docs, Pages, or another program to create your document, no problem. Just be sure to convert it to a PDF before uploading to Google Drive. Upload your document by clicking the + New button as seen below:

    When you are done press the Share button at the top right corner of the page.

    From there you can “Get link”, copy and then paste it to your EventTexting message. Make sure you chooseShare with everyone.” Green means GO!

    If you are are using a platform like Timeline Genius, download your timeline as a PDF and then upload it to your Google Drive. From there you can hit the share button to obtain the link.

  2. Microsoft Sway-This is a fun presentation program that allows you to transform your document to a web page. Customize your Word document with photos, fonts and even your business logo. When your word document is complete click File and then scroll down to Transform.

    To the right you will see the Microsoft Sway presentation panel. Launch sway and create your upgraded timeline.

    When you are done your document will have a link to be copied. Again, make sure you select anyone with the link can access. Paste the link to your SMS text and send.

    PRO TIP:
    Just to be sure, we recommend sending the text to yourself first, especially when you’re just starting. It gives you a chance to make sure everything is correct and saves you from having to resend to lots of people.

    Happy Texting!