OSD release notes

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Version 3.07

Version 3.0

Version 2.0.4

Version 2.0

Version 1.6

Version 1.5.4

Version 1.5.1

Version 1.5.0

Version 1.4

Version 1.3

Version 1.2

Version 1.1

Version 3.07 - September 2022

Enhancements to member commenting features

Version 3.0 - June 2022

New member commenting features, comment resolution features and UI enhancements

Member commenting features:

With the release of this version, the OSD platform can now support the member commenting process on ISO and IEC International Standards during Committee Stage. The OSD member commenting process and options available to members are detailed in the article Member Commenting - Getting Started. New features of the platform includes:

Comment resolution features enhancements:

Commenting:

  • Comments are now directly visible to other members of the WG during the Preparatory stage to improve collaboration.

UI enhancement:

  • Outline (navigation menu) now available on the left side of the draft
  • Track changes, Comments & Proposals, and Quality check options are now available in a collapsible and expandable “bubble" toolbar on the top right hand corner.
  • New resolve comments tab available for leaders
  • Content quality check, Comments &Proposals and Track changes are deactivated by default and need to be manually activated by the users at every login.
  • Manage comments dashboard can be accessed from new button on the top menu bar.
  • New widget in the Manage comments dashboard to display the number of comments per country (only visible at committee stage)
  • New icon for comments that have lost their position

Version 2.0.4 - April 2022

UI changes:

Version 2.0 - February 2022

Enhanced commenting and comment resolution features and technical upgrade:

Version 1.6 - December 2021

Enhanced authoring and collaboration features and technical upgrade:

  • New alternative numbering scheme: The platform now supports both numbering schemes (default and alternative numbering) defined in the ISO/IEC directives. The numbering scheme needs to be defined at the time of onboarding. To change your current auto-numbering scheme contact helpdesk@iso.org
  • Terms and Definitions
    • Quick term creation from any word in the draft along with automatic cross referencing
    • Possibility to link a word in the publication (Cross referencing) to a terminological entry
    • Possibility to create Term entries at 3rd level
  • New element: possibility to create Abbreviated terms lists
  • Collaboration features
    • Unlock all clauses (for Leaders only) 
    • Unlock all my clauses: users can unlock all clauses locked by themselves.
  • Technical upgrade
    • Performance improvement
    • Bug fixes

Version 1.5.4 - November 2021

WD Study process and Permissions management:

  • New WDS ballot introduced
  • UI for Leaders to manage permissions at stage 20.00 and 20.60
  • Management of transversal and vertical roles
    • Parent committee officers will have read only access to the draft
    • Sibling committee officers will have read only access to the draft

Version 1.5.1 - October 2021

Improved commenting features:

  • Unique identifier number automatically applied to comments for easy referencing
  • UTC and local time automatically applied to comments placed
  • Possibility to Agree/Disagree (via a button click) with comments
  • Improved management of comments on locked clauses
  • Improved management of tags by leaders
  • Automatic resolution of proposed changes when accepted.
  • New comment filtering options: filter by commentor's name, date, element type (e.g. table, figure, formula)

Bug fixes and other improvements

Version 1.5.0 - September 2021

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Improved authoring features:

  • Improved numbering (Introduction, notes, examples, Annexes, Bibliography)
  • New feature to enable cross references to list items
  • Improved table authoring and styling
  • Improved terminology management

Improved user interface:

  • Improved visualization of lock statuses in the sheet frame headers of clauses

Content quality:

  • Spell checker now available from the content quality check

Comment and comment resolution

  • Export comments and/or resolution to excel

Version 1.4 - July 2021

Commenting | Read more: Add comments and proposals, Manage tags

  • Possibility to create proposed change (including motivation field)
  • Proposed change available on any element
  • Specific proposed changes for equations and figures
  • Possibility to tag comments with custom labels
  • Feature for leaders to create and manage custom tags
  • New filter pane available to review comments

Comment resolution | Read more: Resolve comments

  • New resolution types available to reflect directives
  • Possibility to apply proposed changed automatically (Text, Equations and Figures)

Export to Word:

  • Export to word available for Project Leader

Version 1.3 - June 2021

  • Document Structure | Read more: Manage clauses, Add annexes
    • The Structure menu at the top is no longer available.
    • Possibility to create clauses, sub-clauses, term entries, and additional annexes with one button click. 
    • Adding clauses and sub clauses from Foreword, and Normative references is no longer possible.
  • Outline: Drag and Drop Clauses | Read more: Manage clauses
    • An appropriate message is displayed when drag and drop action for a clause via the Outline tab is not allowed.
  • Removing mandatory clauses | Read more: Manage clauses
    • Mandatory clauses such as Foreword and Normative References can no longer be removed.
  • Commenting mode | Read more: Visualization tools
    • A new mode called Commenting mode to view the document is now available. This mode has limited features enabled: 
      • Possibility to view the document in read only mode.
      • The right hand panel is by default collapsed. It contains only the following tabs: Outline, Comments, and Search.
      • In this mode, it is only possible to comment on the document
    • This is the only mode available to users with Contributor permissions.
    • Users with Leader and Author permissions can switch between default view/edit mode and review mode.
  • Terminological entries | Read more: Terms and definitions
    • Terminological entries can be inserted from anywhere in the document. 
    • The Term entry will automatically be added under clause 3 Terms and Definitions
  • Tables | Read more: Manage tables
    • Enhanced possibility to format tables.
    • Cell(s) selection using mouse drag and drop is possible.
  • Normative References | Read more: Normative and Bibliographic references
    • Possibility to filter and search by organization while inserting a normative reference.
  • Authoring | Read more: Copy, cut and pasteAdd text elements
    • Possibility to copy paste of hyperlinks from external application such as MS Word.
    • Inserting symbols adds the symbol to a list of recently used symbols for easier inserting later.
  • Content Quality | Read more: Content quality check
    • Quality check tab is no longer available on the right side.
    • Quality check options are now available under Tools menu.
    • Content quality options are now JIT (Just in time) compatible, ensuring that it is activated for entire document and not just for currently loaded clauses.
    • Content quality can be filtered by categories.

Version 1.2 - March 2021

  • Technical upgrade

Version 1.1 - January 2021

  • Table styling
    • The options to manage the layout of tables have been enriched with borders, border styles and colors.
    • It is now possible to choose a set of cells / rows / columns on which you want to apply this styling.
    • All options are available via the "TABLE STYLING" menu:
  • Outline improvements
    • It is now possible to see in the outline the clauses that you are currently locking.
    • Improvements have been made when moving clauses in the outline. It is possible to move unloaded clauses.
  • Improvements to normative / Bibliographic references: 
    • Management of normative/bibliographic references to journals, books, websites,
    • Possibility to delete existing references from the Clause 2 and the Bibliography, with a control on the presence of the reference in the tex
  • Minor improvements & Bug fixing
    • Improvements in managing Footnotes, copying and pasting footnotes.
    • Improvements to the search engine.
    • Improvements to lists and lists behaviors.
    • Improvements to the management of terminological entries.
    • Numbering improvements.
    • Bug fixing, performance improvements.
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