Download.com Shuttlecock
  • Navigation
  • open search
Close

PLATFORMS

POPULAR LINKS

CATEGORIES

HELP & SETTINGS

Workshare Professional

$175
Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
out of 4 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0
  • Total Downloads:
    8,334
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 21, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try (14-day trial); $175.00 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    63.38MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    11
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

+

Workshare Professional is an enterprise-class solution to the problem of tracking and managing changes to critical documents. Working with Microsoft Word, it can compare, convert, and verify content between documents. It converts PDFs to Word documents, compares PDFs with PDFs or Word docs, identifies confidential information in documents, and creates PDFs from any Office file format without requiring Acrobat or other PDF software. It maintains master copies of e-mailed documents, and its metadata search and removal feature removes entire sets of comments, revisions, and other changes.

During the installation process, Workshare automatically selected the appropriate modules to install and gave us the option to deselect them or select additional modules. The main user interface's ribbon-style toolbar and large, clearly labeled icons will fit well in business environments. A pop-up wizard let us quickly select files to compare. We could also open this comparison wizard from the program's Start button as well as open saved files and access the Configuration Manager. This extensive but easy-to-use tool has a page full of clearly labeled Options such as Rendering Sets, Administration, and User Interface, all categorized by headings: Protection, Comparison, Review, General, and Integrations. It also accesses the Rendering Set Manager and licensing data. We loaded two versions of one document: an original and one with substantial changes. Workshare displayed the two documents in smaller, split views; when the comparison finished, it displayed the whole document with changes highlighted in blue in the main window. Tracking the sequence is easy; an onscreen message indicated its number when we placed the cursor over a change. Clicking Manage Changes imports the changes from one document into another, with the opportunity to accept or reject each. It also opens a sidebar displaying the name and data of the person who made each change. We could save files as DOC, text, HTML, PDF, and other file types.

That's just a small part of what Workshare Professional does. It has many productivity-enhancing extras, some of which we'd like to see a lot more of, such as the Clipboard manager and viewer. As enterprise-class software, it proved surprisingly easy to configure and use. Even the most technophobic end users should be able to handle it. The full version of Workshare Professional is free to try for 14 days.

Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of Workshare Professional 7.0. The trial version is limited to 14 days.

 
read more +

Publisher's Description

+
 
read more +
User Reviews
+

Results 1–4 of 4

2 stars

"Very Annoying to Recipient"

September 20, 2009  |  By gfineman1

2009-09-20 09:55:59  |  By gfineman1

 |  Version: Workshare Professional 5.2

Pros

Does what it says it does

Cons

Counter productive to the revision process where there is document exchange.

Summary

Workshare Professional (it used to be called DeltaView) does what it says it will do, but is very expensive to be used just to see the difference between documenst. The real power (and the justification for its price) is that law firms use Workshare Professional to control the revision process. This vastly annoys the receiving lawyer since it is a more difficult way to work than Word Track Changes. I got so annoyed that I wrote a free Word macro to change the DeltaView markup into a real Word document. The macro is available as Freeware at http://www.list-search.com/utilities.html

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

2 stars

"Very annoying to the recipient of the document"

September 20, 2009  |  By gfineman1

2009-09-20 09:53:14  |  By gfineman1

 |  Version: Workshare Professional 5.2 SR2

Pros

Does exactly what it says it will do

Cons

Far inferior to Word Track Changes for actually revising documents

Summary

Workshare Professional (it used to be called DeltaView) does what it says it will do, but is very expensive to be used just to see the difference between documents. The real power (and the justification for its price) is that law firms use Workshare Professional to control the revision process. This vastly annoys the receiving lawyer since it is a more difficult way to work than Word Track Changes. I got so annoyed that I wrote a free Word macro to change the DeltaView markup into a real Word document. The macro is available as Freeware at http://www.list-search.com/utilities.html

Reply to this review Read reply (1)

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

5 stars

"Is License limited or perpetual?"

June 03, 2008  |  By funktified

2008-06-03 19:07:58  |  By funktified

 |  Version: Workshare Professional 5.1

Pros

Its a fantastic product and compares very well - better than Word tracker!

Cons

Dont know whether this purchase is limited by year or is a perpetual licence? Can anyone help?

Reply to this review Read reply (1)

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

5 stars

"Great product for document comparison !"

December 12, 2007  |  By martinfaucher

2007-12-12 06:24:36  |  By martinfaucher

 |  Version: Workshare Professional 5.1

Pros

I use Workshare Professional for legal document comparison. Much better than Word compare feature. It catches all changes and keep paragraph numbering and cleaner additions, deletion flags.

Plan to use it with Microsoft Sharepoint in the future for document management and ensure we always work with latest master document within the team, for financial statements reviews iteration and related public company compliance.

Cons

Nothing yet ! Works well !

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

Results 1–4 of 4

Add Your Review

Login or create an account to post a review.

You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Workshare Professional
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update Your Review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

 
see all reviews +

Full Specifications

+
What's new in version 7.0
Version 7.0 includes the ability to Work faster by reviewing document edits by category, increased security with PDF metadata cleaning, improved search capabilities, new platform support, more APIs for custom integrations, and it's optimized for enterprise installation, integration and management.
General
Publisher Workshare
Publisher web site http://www.workshare.com
Release Date July 27, 2011
Date Added September 21, 2011
Version 7.0
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Legal Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 63.38MB
File Name ProfessionalInstall-10000.1900.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 8,334
Downloads Last Week 11
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 14-day trial
Price $175

Previous Versions:

Add to my list Report a problem
 
read more +

More Products to Consider

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for Workshare Professional

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK