Caroline Vanderlip


SharedDoc platform adds PowerPoint to existing ideation platform; enables collaboration with multiple users and improves workflow on documents created in PowerPoint

NEW YORK – March 31, 2010 – SharedBook Inc. , a provider of content transformation technologies for consumers, online publishers and enterprises, filled a nagging market need for real-time, efficient collaboration around presentations today when the company announced it was extending its SharedDoc document ideation platform to include support for presentations created in PowerPoint.

SharedDoc for PowerPoint is designed as a platform for users who need a private, secure platform for interactive dialogue around presentations created in PowerPoint. Businesses and individuals often need to gather feedback and opinions on presentations created in PowerPoint. To date, the most efficient way to collaborate and share such feedback has been through hard copy notes, emails or meetings. SharedDoc now allows a presentation's author to collect feedback and engage with multiple opinions and viewpoints in a web-based community. At all times, the integrity of the original document is maintained. SharedDoc allows the opinions and feedback of workgroups, small or large, to be documented in one place.

"The way we work has changed. There is a need for individuals to engage quickly and leverage the opinion of many, while maintaining control of their work." said Caroline Vanderlip, CEO of SharedBook. "We beta launched the SharedDoc platform in December, recognizing a need in the marketplace for this type of collaboration. SharedDoc for Word was our first innovation on the platform, and now SharedDoc for PowerPoint offers users real-time collaboration around documents created in PowerPoint."

The SharedDoc platform allows businesses and workgroups to upload documents created in Word, and now PowerPoint, into private communities whose invitation-only members can conduct secure, real-time discussions around the content of the presentation or document, improving workflow, saving time and encouraging joint efforts around a concept or idea. SharedDoc can also create a permanent record of the discussion by saving or printing the document with all comments incorporated as footnotes for preservation, legal or regulatory requirements.

SharedDoc, currently in beta, represents the evolution of SharedBook's six-year old technology platform from enterprise applications in industries like publishing and government.

SharedDoc extends this platform to smaller workgroups, allowing them to engage easily and securely in dialogue around a document. The announcement of SharedDoc for PowerPoint now allows for this type of collaboration in PowerPoint, which has long been a challenge for businesses looking to collaborate and engage with more than one other user on a presentation.

"SharedDoc allows you to collaborate with as little as three individuals or many hundreds of people. It removes the pain of sharing ideas around PP by enabling users to be part of a collaborative community rather than an email trail," said Ms. Vanderlip.

For the launch of SharedDoc for PowerPoint, SharedDoc has partnered with Coach McAdory Lipscomb, offering a free download at SharedDoc of his Best Rules for PowerPoint to all registrants.

About SharedBook
About SharedBook SharedBook is a provider of content transformation technologies for consumers, online publishers and enterprises that facilitate the evolving relationship between readers and written works. The SharedBook platform enables the dynamic transformation of digital content into customized and personalized formats, such as flipbooks on the Web, downloadable PDFs, or professionally printed books, as well as transforming conventional documents - from books to legislation to memos or reports - and enhancing them through social media components. Headquartered in New York, Sharedbook is privately-held and can be found at

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