You can take advantage of Simul by uploading existing documents or by creating blank documents. To get started, sign in to Simul and you will be taken to the document console.
Near the top left of the screen you will see the following icon, you can simply drag and drop documents onto this icon or follow the instructions below:
You will see a pop-up similar to the following. You must choose whether you want to upload an existing document from your computer or create a blank document:
Select the "FILE (.docx)" button and browse for your documents. This file must be of the type .docx or .doc.
Select the "Create blank document" tab and you will see a screen similar to the following:
You must now give the new document a file name like you normally would. This should be short but descriptive and contain no special characters.
Optionally; you can select the "Add document to collection" check box.
Collections are like folders or tags, they provide a way of grouping similar documents together. This makes life easier when browsing for a document but is not required.
If you choose to categorise your document in a collection, select the option and type the name of either an existing collection or a new one:
Press "UPLOAD" and your document will be transferred to, or created in Simul.
Simul automatically assigns version numbers to prevent human errors but it is supported to set the initial version number for a new document.
By default, the first version number is 0.0.1, every revision will increment x.y.Z. Every time a member publishes a minor and major version x.Y.z and X.y.z will be incremented respectively. Simul will accept any version number where x.y.z are all positive whole numbers including 0.0.0.
Select the tile of the new document you just created or uploaded. You will see the default version number set in the console:
Select "Change", you can then enter the major, minor and revision numbers separately:
Select "Save". This will immediately update the version number and the version number of all future revisions (if any).