“Is there any way I can submit a Google doc for approval without switching to the Collavate interface?”
With Collavate’s Add-ons, the answer is now: Yes! Now you are able to submit your Google docs for approval, add tags, and even approve documents received by you without visiting Collavate’s web application.
As shown in the screenshot above, when you open Collavate from the Add-ons menu, you will be able to submit, review, and approve your document all through your Google Docs screen.
You can enjoy the benefits of Collavate’s Add-ons even if you do not have a Collavate account already setup through the Collavate application.
While you can tag documents using Collavate’s Add-ons, you cannot create new tags. In order to create new tags, you will have to login to the Collavate application and create the new tags in your tag library before you can use it in the Add-ons version.
Select “Get Add-ons” under Add-ons menu in Google Docs.
Select Collavate from the Business Tools Category.
If Collavate has been installed, you should see the Collavate tab appearing in the Add-ons menu in your Google Docs.
When you click on “Add-ons”, Collavate’s Add-on will appear on the screen. If you already have a Collavate account, it may take a bit longer to load because we would have to load your existing favorites, tags, Google Apps directory, and etc.
Please refer to the video below to learn how to use Collavate’s Add-ons.
For reference, if you login to Collavate’s application (http://www.collavate.com), you will be able to try out domain shared tags, templates, multi-file processes, print approval processes such as PDF files and much more.