The Portable Document Format (PDF) was supposed to overcome the problems we were all having in sharing electronic documents across different platforms, operating systems, and application software. First released in 1991, it was slow to become as universally available as it is now, but recent years have seen PDF become a legal industry standard
The wonderful thing about PDF is that we can now share documents created in graphic design applications as well as word processing software. Today, firms receive critical case materials as PDF, regardless of how, or when, they were created. If it can be imaged, it can become a PDF and be sent electronically, and that transforms document and information management.
But PDF stops being wonderful and starts being a new problem when it comes to document comparison – unless you have the right software
Microsoft Word has long provided a means for comparing versions using redlining or track changes, but is limited to documents created in, or converted to, Word documents. If MS Word can’t open the PDF you want to compare – and it often can’t – then you can’t move forward with your work.
Document comparison technology has come a long way in the last five years, and we can show you exactly how quickly, accurately, and easily compareDocs
will perform a comparison of raw PDF formats, or convert to MS Word perform a traditional comparison. This short demonstration video
shows not only the process, but special useful features as well. This four minutes and eleven seconds could save you hours.
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