NextPage Releases Version 1.5

Feb 15, 2005

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.