Document's card description

Document's card view depends on the document type, customized functions and user rights to work with this document. A coloring model for all of the document's fields highlighting is used within the document's card. Light green color fields are required, white fields are optional. Values in fields having gray background can not be edited. General view of the newly created document's card is shown in the figure below.

Document's card

Let us discuss all the elements of the document card:

Document's card fields

Each document type has its own set of fields. This set of fields is created during the design phase for this type of document. For example, "incoming message" document type has a set of fields shown in the figure below:

Card fields

Menu and Toolbar

Menu is presented at the top of the document's card. Each button has a hint with the help of which all available actions with the document could be determined. Most menu items are intuitive. In this section we will focus on those menu items which require additional explanation.

Menu panel
  • menu item Sending on route is intended to send a document on route;
  • menu item Print allows you to print a document using template for printing documents;
  • menu items Mark for editing, return after editing are used to take the document for editing or return the document after editing. In this moment, the document is locked or unlocked, thus allowing other users to edit it. When you open a document, it is automatically taken for editing;
  • menu item Setting up the card's view is used for setting up of visibility and display order for the document's card fields;
  • menu item Access rights is used for setting up of special access rights to document by other users;

Using the document's card menu, you can toggle between viewing the document's card only, or also adding preview mode for the file which is attached to that card. Button Switching between the document's card view modes allows you to switch between viewing the document's card only, or adding preview of the file which is attached to that card.

View files

Functional bookmarks and fields

Each document can have a certain set of functions, which is configured at the time of designing of this document type. Let's discuss the bookmarks and document fields that implement some of these functions.

Document with automatic numbering

Adds a "Document Number" field to the document's card. Value of the "Document Number" field is filled automatically when you save a document. Documents are sequentially numbered. There is an opportunity to start a new numbering from a given date.

Menu Panel

Negotiation, Execution, Sending on route

If at least one of the functions (either "Negotiate" or "Execution") is turned on, then the function Send on route is automatically added. In this case, the menu item is added to the document's card view. Also the Routes tab (where all of the document routes are displayed) is added. For details on sending the document on route you can read in this article: Joint work with documents / Use of the FossLook possibilities'.

Routes tab

Send on route function could also be activated itself. In this case, the Send on route menu item is not available, but the Routes tab will contain buttons which allow working with template routes, which should be prepared in advance by the system administrator.

Routes tab

Document with version

The "Document with version" allows you to create new versions of the document, while retaining the old ones. In this case fields Version Author, Version are added to the document card.

Document versions

as well as the "Version Journal", which shows a list of all versions for a current document.

Version History

A new version of the document can be created by clicking Creation of a new version of the document.

When creating a new version of a document, you can include the source file in this document, as well as include files that were prepared by other users during negotiation.

Inclusion of file versions in the document

As a result, the new version will include both files, with which the document's author can work. Merging of these files is possible only in manual mode.

Files included in the new document version

Document with a correspondent, mailing

These two functions are partially interconnected one with another, although they may be included independently one from another. The Correspondent function allows to include data from the standard Correspondents system library into the document's field.

Correspondent field

The E-mail taken from this library will automatically be included in a letter sent from this document as a destination address in the future.

Correspondent's card

A list of contact persons for the selected correspondent is stored in the Contacts tab.

Correspondent's contact persons

You can write a letter to the selected correspondent using the Mailing tab by pressing this button: .

Mailing tab

System will prepare an email message by means of automatical filling of the corresponding fields, and the official email address will be substituted as a recipient. Any mail message field(-s) could be corrected in the future.

Postal message

If there is no official E-mail address (the field is empty), or you want to send an email to one of the contact persons, then you can click on the "To" field of the form and select necessary recipient(-s) from the contact persons for the selected correspondent in the future.

Selecting a recipient

After posting a message, a link to it will be attached on the Mailing tab. If the answer will come to this letter, the link to it will be automatically attached to the document. References to letters could also be attached manually by pressing Attach letter button.

Attached letter


The History function allows you to track the history of a document. History tab is available for users which are members of a History reading operators Group. To learn more about processing of the document's history, proceed this article. Tab entries are created automatically by the system.

History tab


The Statistics function allows you to track the statistics of a document. Statistics tab is available for users which are members of a Statistics reading operators. To learn more about processing of the document's statistics, proceed this article. Tab entries are created automatically by the system.

Statistics tab


When enabled, EDS (depending on its configuration) can sign the entire document, the individual fields of the document or files attached to that document. Also this function enables checking the validity of a digital signature. To learn more about EDS functionality, proceed this article: EDS.

EDS tab

Linked documents

FossLook documents can be linked between each other. "Linked documents" tab, which is implemented for using of the same name function, allows you to make reference(-s) to any document(-s) available in the system. Moreover, reference(-s) could be either the cross or unilateral. The figure below shows two documents which are linked. To establish links between documents, use this buton: Присоединить письмо To learn more about Linked documents functionality, proceed this article.

Linked documents

Recurrent tasks

Recurrent tasks could be performed for any document. These tasks are stored in the document tab of the same name.

Recurrent tasks

Multidictionary fields bookmarks

Some fields of the document are displayed directly in the document's card. But there may be some complex fields that could contain not one but many values, and these values could not be displayed within the document's card. To display these complex fields, bookmarks are used. The names of these bookmarks are prepared during the document design stage.

Consider the field types that can be seen as a bookmark within the document's card.


Bookmarks can contain reference fields, such as shown in the figure below. They use the Contact Persons dictionary. You can create new reference records or use existing ones with the help of the corresponding buttons.

Directories tab

Child documents (Subdocuments)

Some documents may contain documents inside other documents. This term is known as Child documents, or Subdocuments. The child document could not exist on its own, without parental document. For example, an incoming letter could have an attachment that does not have any sense without the letter itself. Such documents are stored witihn the Child documents tab. In example below there are 5 subdocuments stored in Marketing documents tab.

Child documents tab

Links to documents

There is the possibility to make a link from one document to another document. This is similar to the "Linked documents" function "Linked documents", but differs from it in that the tab can be given any name, and only one particular type of document that is referenced by this type of document. When inserting a link to the document, it will be not cross-reference link but one-sided link.

Links to documents tab

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