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Version Control for OneDrive

Simul integrates with OneDrive to give you advanced collaboration & version control functionality for Word Documents stored in OneDrive.

How the Integration Works

Import Word documents straight from OneDrive

Import Word documents into Simul for version control and collaboration in just a few clicks.

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Collaborate using Simul

Invite collaborators to your document in Simul and they can open, edit and create new versions with ease.

However, if you don't feel comfortable inviting them to Simul, you can use OneDrive to collaborate as well.

Here's how:

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1. Export to OneDrive

Export the latest version from Simul to OneDrive as a Word Document and share it with the collaborator.

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2. Edit from OneDrive

The collaborator can open the file in Word like normal, make edits and save.

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3. Import as new version

Import the file back into Simul and it will automatically be added as a new version. You can even name the version and add comments like 'Joel added the Results section'

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4. Review and merge

Merge the new version with the original in 1 click, and each authors changes are marked up as tracked changes in Word, allowing you to identify the differences, fix conflicts, and keep work moving forward.

Export the final version to OneDrive

Once you've finished using Simul to collaborate on your document, you can export the final version to OneDrive as a Word document in 1 click.

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Benefits of using Simul & OneDrive

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Easily access the latest version

All collaborators can easily find and open the latest version of the document in 1 click.

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Work on documents simultaneously

Multiple people can work on a document at the same time & Simul will automatically create separate ‘branches’ for each version so people aren’t overwriting each others work.

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Easily see what changed

Easily compare different versions of a document - regardless of whether tracked changes were turned on or not - so you always know what changed, who changed it, and when.

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Merge changes in 1 click

Merge versions in 1 click, and each authors changes are marked up as tracked changes in Word, allowing you to easily identify the differences.

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See the full history of changes

Easily go back over a document and see what changed, when it changed and who changed it.

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Easily revert to old versions

Easily revert to a previous version of the document, or take content from a previous version to add to the latest.

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“Simul allows anyone on our team to access the latest version of a document instantly. It automatically creates versions, allows us to compare them to see what changed, and gives us a full version history of the document. It’s made writing research reports so much easier.”

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Nikolas Balanis - Cancer Researcher, UCLA

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