Knowledge truly is power. However, knowledge when it comes to e-discovery means knowing where the information is and how to use or access it. Electronic discovery remains a complicated and often costly issue.
This blog will take an objective look at Ediscovery trends litigation support and without warning will veer off into personal observations and themes.
ReadySuite continues to be our flagship product – bundling specialized litigation utilities used by litigation support professionals, attorneys and paralegals. Using ReadySuite, users are able to handle various tasks related to converting and validation common load files, generating OCR text files and creating searchable PDFs, converting various image file formats, performing branding, numbering, and redaction of image sets and batch printing documents.
This release of ReadySuite is considered a major release – with significant changes to the core product – and will require an upgrade for existing customers.
ReadySuite licenses issued on or after October 16, 2011 qualify for a free upgrade. Licenses issued before October 16, 2011 require an upgrade purchase for ReadySuite 4.0. Customers with a license to ReadySuite 3.x can upgrade to ReadySuite 4.0 with a 40% discount.
Now that ReadySuite v4.0 has been officially released, we want to highlight some of the important changes made in this release.
Added ‘OCR Wizard’ utilizing RecoStar and Tesseract OCR engines Added ‘Create PDFs Wizard’ for creating searchable PDFs using OCR engine Added ability to create and save projects Added ability to auto-save projects on a time based interval Added ability to set field data types (text, memo, date, number, etc) during import process Added ‘Manage Fields’ wizard for modifying fields and setting export masks Added preference to parse Summation field data types or import only as ‘Text’ Added option to specify the ‘DOCID’ field when exporting load files Added page level information: TIFF Compression, Width (in.), Height (in.), DPI Added wizard for ‘Import Text Files’ to associate image sets with text files Added ability to overlay images, text, and/or natives to documents already imported Added record number output (;Record 1) for Summation load file export Added ‘Open Output Folder’ links to wizards generating output Added ‘Path Editor’ for globally editing existing document paths Added advanced numbering to import wizards with identifier preview Added preference to disable Page Rows in grid to improve performance/memory usage Added ‘Memo’ as field data type to improve performance/memory usage Added ‘Output bad records’ when importing delimited text files Added check resources option when importing delimited text files Added ability to parse multi-page and single-page files from a Summation briefcase Added prompt to save project file when closing application Added ability to create and delete custom fields using ‘Modify Fields’ dialog Added ability to set the internal ‘DOCID’ field to a custom field Added export mask to Number, Date and Boolean fields to change output format Added page timeout to config settings for RecoStar OCR engine Added project name and save status to title bar Added ‘Link In Place’ option when exporting delimited text file Created 64-bit version – available for download by request Wizard for ‘Import Delimited Text’ can now populate new fields (useful for importing a “tag list”) Wizard for ‘Number Documents’ can now track counters by their unique prefix Wizards for importing Images, Text, Native and Load Files are more streamlined
Changed folder browser in Wizards to sort alphabetically Improved warning messages generated by various wizards Improved error handling in ‘Import Delimited Text’ wizard Improved remembering last folder paths for folder and file chooser dialogs Improved drag/drop functionality to remove lock in Windows Explorer Improved support for creating output with JPEG2000 and JBIG2 options Improved display of various document and page count numbers Improved document and page counts in status bar for grid when document set is filtered Improved ability to sort by field data type in grid Improved editing fields in grid and metadata panel by data type Improved ‘Batch Update’ dialog, can search/replace during update and propagate to family Improved validation of documents during and post import Improved ability to check for duplicate pages across all imported documents Improved ability to hash image, text and native files separately Improved license check with new folder config setting and silent fail option Improved reading ‘@D @V’ when improperly formatted for Summation DII load files Improved memory usage and stability throughout application Improved numbering by prefix Improved ability to auto-detect file encoding Improved ability to auto-detect field data types when importing delimited text Fixed status bar display when document count 6 digits or more Fixed sensitivity in Find/Replace dialog Fixed issue where grid disappears under certain circumstances Fixed crash with toolbar when application left idle for long duration Fixed numbering documents when value is only in prefix field Fixed crash with ‘Trim Documents’ wizard when modifying bounds Fixed project 0kb by saving to temp file first under certain circumstances where saving fails Fixed rare crash caused by splash screen Fixed display of installed licenses, added reminder expiration reminder dialog Fixed grid filter if count is zero after deleting records Fixed various tab orders in dialogs and wizards
Note that the above list is not a comprehensive list, but includes more of the important changes we’ve made since the last release in October.