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How to password protect your Microsoft Word documents

Do you need to add a password to your Microsoft Word document to keep the contents safe from prying eyes? In this post, we’ll walk you through a few quick steps & show you how to password protect your Word documents. How to set a password for an Office document To add an encryption password…

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3 better ways to version control your Word documents

Are you still using crazy filenames like ‘V27_final_FINAL_FOR_REAL’ for version control on documents? If so, you’re doing it wrong.  There’s a lot of issues with this method of version control and continuing to do version control in this primitive way could in fact land your organisation in a lot of trouble. In this article, we’ll…

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3 ways to collaborate on Microsoft Word documents

Are you still collaborating on Microsoft Word documents by emailing them back and forth? If so, you’re making life hard for yourself as there’s numerous better ways to collaborate with others on a Word document. In this post, we’ll outline 3 better ways to collaborate on Microsoft Word documents than emailing them back and forth….

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Synchronize documents across SharePoint, OneDrive, DropBox, Google Drive and Box

The short version Collaborating on Word documents is often fragmented and takes place via email, Google Docs, SharePoint, OneDrive, DropBox and many other platforms. The same document can be copied all over the place and keeping track of all the distributed versions becomes exponentially more difficult. Simul Documents is a version control system for Microsoft…

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Why you need version control

There are numerous reasons to be using a version control system for your Word documents. Version control systems are common place in particular industries, but the norm with Word documents is still to work from a local directory and share via email. This article aims to explain some of the pitfalls of such an arduous…

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