One-click create and edit a copy of a document in Next®

A new feature that makes it easier to create new documents in Next®.

Whenever you create a new customer offer in Word, a price list in Excel™, or a product presentation in PowerPoint™ chances are that you don't start from scratch. Either you find a existing offer or price list, or to have a catalog of company templates to chose from.  No matter what you preferred approach is, Next® will now support you better. 

Find the document or template you want to use. Instead of Edit, click arrow down, and select Edit a new copy.

From the detailed view

Edit a new copy, lets you easily create new documents

Next® will now ask you for the document details - the document type and the required metadata, suggesting the values from your original. But you just change the customer number, if the offer is for someone else. You may even change the word file name, if you have specific expectations to the file name. 

Then Next® brings up the editor - Word™, Excel™, PowerPoint, or even Adobe Acrobat of you are making PDFs.

Make your adjustments, and close the editor, knowing that your new document is safely stored in Next®. And already with a PDF version on record, if you have  Next® PDF Archive Automation.

From a list of documents

You can do exactly the same from  the document list.

This new feature not only makes it easier and more efficient to work with documents. It also makes it much easier to enforce the use of standard templates in the company .

You setup a dedicated document type for templates, and configure who has access to what templates. The moment you finalize a new template in Next® it is available to anyone. And those who are interested in the updates, they simply Watch the templates to get notified automatically. 

Future enhancements

In a future release Next® will come with a standard configuration to manage document templates. And will now the difference between documents and templates, and run macros to fill in data when making new documents based on templates. 

Additional information

Please refer to the online product guide for additional information on this feature, once it is released.

Commercial terms and conditions

This new feature is available at no additional cost, to users with a license for Quick-edit of Office documents and an active service plan. Any consultancy assistance will be invoiced.


Despite our best efforts, we may be forced to change both content and expected delivery of future product updates without notice.  



One-click create and edit a copy of a document in Next®


New feature


In planning

Release time:

May 2021

Affected products:

Next® Contracts
Next® Emails
Next® Enterprise Archive
Next® Invoices
Next® Mailroom


Next® users



Responsible product manager:

Kim Hellum




Kim Hellum