Have you ever found yourself in an emergency where you had to work outside of the office without the tools you typically use to manage your business? A friend of mine recently ran into this scenario at the worst possible time…during his summer beach vacation.
As he scanned through emails on his iPad in the morning before heading out for a beautiful day on the shore, he came across a particular message that made his face turn sour. I asked, “What happened?” He explained that the time-sensitive stock purchase agreement he and his business associate were working on needed a few immediate and critical changes. His associate emailed him an urgent request to review and comment on the revised copy, but with only his iPad at hand, this normally simple task turned into a time-consuming and tedious process. So much for a fun day at the beach, right?
Actually, I told him there was no problem at all and stepped in to address his crisis with ease. First, I asked if he had a copy of the original document saved somewhere on his iPad. He responded that he had a copy saved in his OneDrive account. “Great,” I responded, “you’re all set! Now all you have to do is go to literalive.com, create an account, and you’re ready to start comparing documents, converting documents to PDF, and even cleaning metadata if needed.”
Once he created his account, we got to work. The first step was accessing the Litéra LiVE™ site and the Compare Documents Quick Tool.
My friend saved a copy of the revised file that his associate emailed him in his OneDrive account using the app he had installed on his device. Now he only had to select the documents to compare.
The process was quick and painless. He simply clicked the Compare button on the screen to run the comparison
Once it finished processing a moment later, Litéra LiVE™ gave him the download link to the comparison document.
He clicked the Download link and opened a web sample of the comparison with a Summary Report.
After quickly reviewing the report, he realized he needed to see the actual changes in the document before feeling confident enough to move forward. With the Microsoft Word app on his iPad, he copied the document to Word and reviewed the changes. Once He reviewed the document, he was able to make the necessary edits, and the file was ready to send.
He went back to the web browser on his iPad and used the Convert to PDF Quick Tool in Litéra LiVE™. He simply selected the revised file from his OneDrive account and converted the document with a single click.
Before it was even time to meet everyone else down at the beach, my friend had finished comparing, reviewing, editing and executing the stock purchase as planned. All he had left to do was download the converted PDF and email it to the appropriate parties.
My friend had a great day at the beach because of an easy-to-use, affordable toolset directly accessible from his mobile device. Outside of his regular office environment, access to superior quality tools allowed him to make the best use of his time, and get the job done right. Regardless of location, industry, or skill set, Litéra LiVE™ helps you create better documents with total peace of mind. See you at the beach!
Senior Director of Sales Engineering