You can easily send word documents from LawVu into Word Online for editing. When you finish making edits and close the browser tab, the document will return to LawVu. You'll be able to access the previous versions by using the version history of the document.
To get started just select a word document in a matter then click on the ellipsis menu ('...' menu) then choose 'Edit with Word Online'.
You can also choose to edit from the file preview window by clicking Actions > Edit with Word Online.
A new browser tab will open and we'll start opening the document with Word Online (Office 365) - this can take a few moments.
Once the document is open you'll see a familiar word interface where you can make the various edits that you need. You'll see the document periodically save back to LawVu.
When you've finished your edits just check and make sure you see the 'Saved to LawVu' indicator - then you can close that browser tab.
When you return to LawVu you can check the file preview and you will see the version history and current version. However, please note that any modifications made to a document within 10 minutes of the initial change will be reflected in the latest version saved in LawVu. The reason for this is that Word considers every edit as a new version, which could potentially lead to multiple new versions and confusion. To prevent this, all changes made within 10 minutes are consolidated into a single version.
Note: Edit with Word Online functionality will not work on documents that are password-protected or files with older versions of Word (.doc format). An error like the given example below will be displayed:
For password-encrypted files, you can choose to: (1) download the file and edit it using your Word desktop application, (2) remove the file encryption, re-upload it in LawVu and edit with Word Online. On the other hand, you can (3) re-save the file with the older format to the latest word version (.docx file type), re-upload it to LawVu then edit it with Word Online.