We have a quality manual that is old but working ok very simple, I am updated it slowly . I have changed our document control procedure which has change our doc identification /template and I have started with version 1 .
how do I add this to the old manual without causing a non conformance? Only the updated procedures follow the document control procedure. Can someone offer any advise.
In theory it's simple. You could simply generate a new, documented, procedure, to state what you are doing after date X/Y/Z.
But it's clearly not a very elegant solution for other users, plus the practicality may depend on the details of yr old/new systems.
I had a sort of related problem, dozens of old methods/forms identified by a footered alphanumeric/date system. i chose to "update" everything.
I copied/reduced all the old documents and then added new references in the free footer space generated. Can be done pretty easily via PC template/ printer/bulk xeroxing although rather labor intensive. But this would be less elegant if there was significant cross-referencing within/between text in old documents. My old documents were all standalone.