Compound document

A complex of files and folders archived a single information unit - a document  

In Next® we store and process digital documents in their widest form. We group them dynamically using folders.

Any document in Next® can contain multiple content elements - or files if you will. An Invoice with its Business Terms and Conditions attached would be a single document with two files or content. 

In real life, however, we find even more complex documents. A video project made in Adobe Premiere Pro, a brochure project made in Adobe InDesign, or a construction project made in AutoCAD. The resulting files (the video, the PDF brochure, and the visualization) may be quite simple and can be stored like any other business document in Next®. But the creative projects themselves are far from simple. They consist of multiple files, in several folders, and all referring to each other with links.

Such a complex - a folder with all its subfolders and files - is what we in Next® call a compound document. 

When you work with compound documents in Next® you see them as a single item. You add it to Next® as a whole. You download it as a whole. You replace it as a whole. And you eventually delete it as a whole. You can see what's inside the compound document, and you may even search for the content in Next®. But you always manipulate it as a whole.