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Reviewing Microsoft Word
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The document is displayed in the browser and can be navigated by contents or comments.
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Comments or proposed changes are added by clicking on the text. Comments are entered in the comment area and proposed changes made directly to the text.
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Reviewers can view and reply to others’ comments (C) and proposed changes (P) shown on the right hand side of the document. The status of each is also shown (open, or accepted/rejected by the review author).
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The document can be navigated by contents or comments.
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Each reviewer is allocated a different color, for easy identification. Proposed changes are shown in the document text.
Co-authoring Microsoft Word
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WordZones allow different areas of the document to be edited simultaneously by different contributors (co-authors).
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Contributors are allocated their WordZones which they open in Word for editing.
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Once opened in Word, the WordZones are ‘locked’ (shown in pink) so reviewers can view but not comment upon them.
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WordZone details can be viewed, as well as a history of activity for that WordZone.
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After editing, WordZones are returned to PleaseReview and made available for review. These are identified by the grey shading.
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The navigation pane provides a status summary for all users.
Reviewing Microsoft Excel
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The document is displayed in the browser and can be navigated by comments or worksheet.
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Comments or proposed changes to either formulae or text are added by clicking on the relevant cell...
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...and then entering the comment or proposed change using the comment pane.
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Reviewers can view and reply to others' comments.
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'C' and 'P' icons indicate a comment or proposed change has been added.
Managing a review (1)
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All participants have access to their review inbox, providing details of reviews they own and participate in.
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Reviews can be accessed from the review inbox (as well as directly from the invitation email).
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The display can be changed to show reviews that are not started, in progress, or have been closed or completed.
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Scrolling over the 'details' column provides a snapshot of participants' status.
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Selecting a particular review takes the participant to that review's control panel for more detailed information.
Reviewing images and Microsoft PowerPoint
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PowerPoint slides are displayed in the browser as separate images.

Navigation can be made by slide (contents) or comments.
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By clicking on a specific area, comments can be made at that location.
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Comments and proposed changes can be added to the 'notes' section of PowerPoint slides.
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A comment window is displayed allowing comments to be entered.
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Reviewers can see and reply to others’ comments.
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‘C’ icons show the comment location. Clicking on the icon will display the comment and associated details in the comment pane.
There is the option to hide all comment icons to better view the slide (or image) content. Clicking on 'hide icons' again will redisplay them.
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Managing a review (2)
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The review control panel displays all information necessary to manage the review. This includes review and participant details, and a comment summary for each document in the review.
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Various options are available, although some can only be viewed and actioned by the review owner (e.g. editing and deleting the review).
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Word and Excel documents can be downloaded with open and accepted proposed changes and comments included in the document.
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A report of all activity on the review can be accessed both during and after the review.
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Only the review owner is able to closeout the review. Reviews can be closed (reviewers can no longer comment) or completed (no further updates can be made).
Reviewing PDF
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The PDF document is displayed in the browser.
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In Annotate mode, select the required comment or mark up tool.
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Clicking on the appropriate area of the document will automatically insert the comment or mark-up.
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All comments (C) and mark up (P) are listed on the right hand side of the document and can be seen by other review participants.
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Clicking on the Redact option, text, sections, or entire pages can have proposed redaction added and content marked for redaction can be reviewed.
Reviewing source code
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Code is displayed in the browser. PleaseReview supports most programming code as well as other text and document types.
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Navigation can be by contents or comments.
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Comments or proposed changes are added by clicking on the appropriate line.
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Comments or proposed changes can be added in the comment pane.
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Participants can view and reply to all comments and proposed changes to that line.
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Comments and proposed changes can be immediately seen in the review. User settings make it optional to view comments and proposed changes either as highlighted text or icons.
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The split screen option provides a view of two different sections of code at the same time.
Reporting
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Reports can be viewed during and after the review.
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The report can be downloaded in Word, Excel or HTML. If several documents are in a review, all reports can be downloaded with a single click.
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The report can be customized to show only selected comments (e.g. type, status, category), participants, etc.
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Original text is displayed as well as its location within the document.
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A complete activity history shows all associated comments and proposed changes and their status.
David Cornwell

David Cornwell founded PleaseReview in 2002. A business visionary and veteran of the technology market, Dave’s entrepreneurial success began in 1994 when he founded CDC Solutions, which became the acknowledged leader in the provision of document publishing solutions to the Life Sciences industry (later acquired by Liquent Inc., now part of Parexel).

Initially working in the oil, gas and chemicals industry, Dave then worked for Kinesis Computing (subsequently acquired by PricewaterhouseCoopers) where he led a series of business development initiatives into the application of document and content management technologies.

Initially working in the oil, gas and chemicals industry, Dave then worked for Kinesis Computing (subsequently acquired by PricewaterhouseCoopers) where he led a series of business development initiatives into the application of document and content management technologies.

Dave is proud that PleaseReview is both a thought leader and technical innovator in the collaborative document market and is determined that the company will remain at the forefront of these activities. His focus is on maintaining leadership whilst the company delivers an excellent customer experience. He is a regular contributor and speaker on the technology and business conference circuits both in the U.S and Europe.

Dave is a Science and Engineering graduate of Imperial College, London and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Bath.

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reviewing Microsoft Word
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Clare Beazley

Clare joined David Cornwell in setting up PleaseReview and as Director of Finance she manages all finance, legal and administrative responsibilities, ensuring that the company has the organizational platform and financial strength to grow the business.

Clare is an experienced finance professional, having qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse in London in 1988. Previously working in corporate treasury, capital markets and the life insurance industry, she joined CDC Solutions as CFO in 1999.

In CDC Clare set up the company’s financial and administrative procedures, overseeing and managing a growth in personnel from 15 to over 70 in less than two years. She was also responsible for all financial and administrative set-up and management of CDC's world-wide operations including the USA.

The strong financial control environment that she introduced, coupled with CDC’s innovative product suite, enabled the company to benefit from £11 million venture capital funding, before being sold to Liquent Inc., now part of Parexel. Clare is a graduate of Bristol University, with first class honours in mathematics and has qualified as a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

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Tim Robinson

Tim joined PleaseReview in December 2002. A highly capable and enthusiastic IT professional and veteran of the document and knowledge management industry, Tim has over 25 years’ experience in the development of enterprise solutions.

Prior to joining PleaseReview, Tim has led software product development teams and gained experience of a wide breadth of technology, methodologies and implementation techniques. Software is not only his job but also his passion.

As CTO of PleaseReview, Tim focuses on product architecture and technical innovation. His broad skills base in integration, scalability, security, performance and resilience ensure that PleaseReview exceeds expectations.

Tim is excited to be at the forefront of collaborative document technology and is constantly driving technical standards.Tim is a graduate of Brunel University London where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree, with honours, in Computer Science.

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Barry Lyne

Barry Lyne joined PleaseReview in 2014 with responsibility for the company’s global sales team. Barry brings to PleaseReview extensive leadership experience in driving organizational and sales growth for software companies on an international basis.

Prior to joining PleaseReview, Barry spent more than 20 years both as Managing Director and EMEA Sales Director for a number of global software companies.

Previously he also held senior sales management positions at Hewlett Packard. His broad expertise has spanned high growth businesses within the document management, broadcast, media and manufacturing sectors.

Barry is a graduate of Bradford University with a BEng. in Manufacturing Systems.

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The business case
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PleaseReview - the movie
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PleaseReview, in action
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PleaseReview, on CNN
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Movie Name
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Jason Webb

Jason joined PleaseReview in October 2004 to assist the CTO in the early phases of product development. Jason has over 20 years’ experience in the development and implementation of computer solutions ranging from safety critical systems and satellite systems right up to Internet scale web applications.

As the Integration Manager of PleaseReview, Jason focuses on architecting and engineering PleaseReview to work with major software platforms, assisting technology partners to integrate with PleaseReview, and using his wealth of enterprise experience to ensure that PleaseReview can be deployed into large complex corporate environments.

Jason is a graduate of Southampton University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree, with honours, in Computer Science.

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Sarah Holden

Sarah manages marketing at PleaseReview. With responsibility to both generate sales leads and enhance awareness of the Company’s products and services, she is involved in a full range of marketing activities.

Before joining PleaseReview in 2010, Sarah worked as an independent marketing consultant having previously spent fifteen years working for major international brands including Sabre Holdings and Air France. These years of international experience and managing pan-regional teams have given her a broad knowledge of the many facets of marketing at both an international and local level.

Working with PleaseReview gives Sarah the opportunity to embrace new technologies and implement a range of marketing techniques to effectively target specific audiences and generate new business opportunities.

Sarah is an Honours graduate of Westminster University, London.

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Nick Angell

Nick is highly qualified as PleaseReview’s Client Services Manager where he manages and provides technical support and professional services for PleaseReview’s client base. In addition, he is responsible for maintaining the company’s internal and external infrastructure to ensure PleaseReview customer hosted and on-premise systems run smoothly and uninterrupted.

Nick has a deep knowledge of various IT services, including Enterprise Desktop services and Microsoft Certified systems. He joined PleaseReview in 2012 as Technical Manager having over fifteen years’ IT services experience, most recently employed at CTS Retail as Head of Services.

Qualifications include MCITP, MCSA, CompTIA Security Plus and Novell Netware CNA 5.1.

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