Document comparison tools (red-lining) used by large law departments

The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) released the results of its 2008 Law Department Survey of 45 law departments. One of the questions asked about the use of software that compares one version of a document to another version. The respondents reported use of three dedicated packages, one generic word processing function, and noted three other alternatives.

Workshare DeltaView (68%)

Microsoft Word document comparison (30%)

Track Changes (16%)

Esquire Innovations iRedline (2%)

Softinterface Diff Doc and Litera ChangePro and DocuComp (0%)

Otherwise, 11 percent of the respondents selected “None” and 9 percent selected “Other”.

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