August 31, 2016

DocXtools Companion Enhancement Bridges PDF to Word, Addresses Legal Industry Pain Point

Downers Grove, IL – August 31, 2016 – Microsystems, the leading provider of document authoring, editing, formatting, proofreading, and metadata scrubbing software serving the legal and life sciences industries, today announced the release of its new PDF Conversion Cleanup feature. A time-saving addition to DocXtools Companion, the new software is a technology-bridge for converting PDFs to editable Word documents.

“The conversion of a PDF to an editable Word document is a time consuming problem for the legal profession that has gotten significantly worse over the past five years,” said Barbara Seaver, Training Consultant for law firms across the US, Europe and Asia including Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Jones Day, Mayer Brown LLP, and Latham & Watkins. “This issue comes up more often than any other document problem that confronts my legal clients and can represent as much as 75% of all document work issues coming through a law firm,” she added.

PDF Conversion Cleanup has been designed to bridge the divide between PDF and Word document formats, without adding complexity or requiring time consuming end-user training. Leveraging ADI (artificial document intelligence), PDF Conversion Cleanup identifies common scanner mistakes, removes unnecessary coding, corrects substitution errors, and intelligently reflows document paragraphs so that users can spend more time authoring and less time editing.

“As a matter of security, people prefer to share documents formatted as a PDF, but this presents a problem in the drafting phase. Once converted to editable Word documents using available OCR software, they are littered with inconsistencies and errors. Creating a clean, final version requires time and technical savvy,” explained Matt Miller, Product Manager at Microsystems. “The painstaking process of manually cleaning scanner inaccuracies and re-formatting documents, which usually requires assistance from technical-support, is replaced with a single mouse click,” he said.

To request a live demonstration, or to speak to our sales team, please visit https://www.litera.com or call 630-598-1100 (in the US) or +44 (0) 20 7780 6785 360054 (in the UK).

About Microsystems
Microsystems is the leading provider of cutting-edge software and innovative document technology solutions worldwide. Five core products optimize all stages of the document production lifecycle, improving content quality and formatting, identifying errors and inconsistencies, mitigating risk, and enhancing document production efficiency for the legal, professional services and life sciences industries. Today, Microsystems supports more than 650 document-intensive organizations across the globe, helping them satisfy the complex demands of clients and regulators.