NextPage has released NextPage 1.5, which is designed to eliminate ad hoc document chaos for business professionals who use Microsoft Office. NextPage 1.5 is a new subscription service that provides users with real-time status and notifications about all documents on which they collaborate.
NextPage 1.5 adds a Digital Thread of accuracy and control to document versions. The Digital Thread is designed to guarantee awareness of the following: Who has been working on a document, even after it has been sent out for edits and approvals; What types of changes have been made, with detailed status information about different document versions; When new versions become available or when someone inadvertently begins working on the wrong version of a document; Where different versions are stored and whether team members have access to the latest version; and How different versions fit together and contribute to a final, finished document.
The service also includes the NextPage Version History, which provides a graphical reporting tool, telling users what has happened to every tracked document. NextPage 1.5 also attaches a Document Signature to any email with an attached NextPage-tracked document, providing information about the document version. With that signature, recipients can click on a link to perform a NextPage Version Check to see if the document they received is still the latest version. The Version Check takes users to a Web page that displays whether or not the document is the latest version. NextPage 1.5 tracks Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel files and runs on the Microsoft Windows Operating System.