Temecula, CA. (PRWEB) August 22, 2009
Esquire Innovations, Inc, a leading provider of Microsoft Office integration software for law firms, has released an enhancement to its popular document comparison program, iRedline. The new version allows users to compare PDF to PDF documents, or PDF to Word documents. The result can be formatted in a PDF or Word format.
iRedline was designed to enhance document comparison in Word by providing additional tools and flexibility to the native Compare and Track Changes tools. The product's popularity is due to iRedline's ability to consolidate and provide shortcuts to frequently used and hard to find features, work around confusing features, as well as add features that are missing in Word and that are crucial for attorneys and law firms.
The new version of iRedline will be showcased in the Esquire Innovations' demo room and booth (#635) at the 2009 International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) conference, held August 24-27 in Washington D.C.
In addition to the new document comparison features, the new version of iRedline also now preserves the Track Changes Options fidelity per document, rather than limiting it to the user's machine, as Word does by default. Preserving the Track Changes Options follows Esquire's philosophy of Enhanced Native Architecture (ENA). ENA, a phrase coined by Esquire, builds upon the user interface and features of the existing parent software application whenever possible. ENA keeps custom applications consistent with parent software native functionality.
Result documents are simply Word documents with Track Changes, but those changes now retain the original scheme of the result document on any computer through which the document is being viewed, vs. the changes formatted to the viewer's Track Changes settings.
"As more firms are upgrading to Office 2007 they are finding Word's document comparison feature is more powerful and accurate than previous versions" says Randall Farrar, CEO of Esquire Innovations. "Firms are starting to use the native Word Document Compare as an alternative to purchasing expensive third party software that takes document comparison outside the parent application and outside the user's control. But native Word is missing some essential parts. iRedline fills the gap by providing DMS integration and greater control over result documents."
Another enhancement available in the new iRedline version is advanced DMS integration (right-click from the DMS, and attachments and related documents) for OpenText and Interwoven.
"We aren't stopping there. In the near future iRedline will be integrated with Worldox, Prolaw and NetDocuments," says Farrar.
Esquire is holding webinar training for the new version for users of iRedline. The response from the trainings has been positive, with one law firm IT manager writing, "I know the attorneys/staff will appreciate the new features."
iRedline was first introduced in 2003 and has become a product of choice by law firms. Users of the product, particularly those already familiar with Word's Compare and Track Changes options, report that iRedline is extremely simple, and that the enhancements to Word save time and increase productivity. In addition to the new features, some of the features iRedline adds to native Word include:
Full DMS integration
Ability to create different comparison schemes
Ability to navigate to, and accept and reject, DeltaView changes, and to convert DeltaView changes to tracked changes
Ability to create change reports
Print pages with revisions only
Email all three documents (original, revised, result) with one click
Create a composite document with original and revised zipped inside the result document
Tag text to be ignored during comparison
Esquire Innovations, Inc., a leading provider of Microsoft Office integrated practice management software services and applications for the legal market, has more than 550 law firm and in-house counsel clients worldwide utilizing its applications. Founded in 1999 by Randall Farrar, a pioneer in the development and marketing of software applications geared towards the legal market, Esquire Innovations creates, supports and sells document creation, formatting, re-purposing, comparing, and metadata management software applications to the legal industry. Based in Temecula, California, Esquire is staffed with a highly qualified team of technology professionals. To learn more about Esquire Innovations, to read Esquire's blogs, sign up for webinars or to purchase a product, please visit http://www.esqinc.com or call (951) 506-5641.