VT Docs 3.3 – Main Features
This release contains two main features:
- Improved PDF parsing
- Better Starter Compliance Matrix layout
Improved PDF parsing
PDF parsing is a technically tricky issue to solve. This is due to the PDF format’s primary design goal being accurate display/printing on any device. Typically, PDFs don‘t provide a logical structure like other source tools (e.g. MS Word).
Before VT Docs 3.3, PDF parsing could lead to a loss of text structure. Sentences might end up bundled together and hard to read. Also, the parsing sometimes missed references e.g. “1 Introduction”. We wanted to tackle this and improve our PDF analysis with VT Docs 3.3.
You now have a closer match to the original text structure. Less sentences incorrectly bundled together, and references identified. While it might not be perfect, it is much more accurate and easier to read.
Better Starter Compliance Matrix Layout
This new feature affects all your shreds and Excel reports generated with VT Docs. The improvements made to the layout and design output make reports much easier to read. Based on customer feedback, we removed clutter and re-ordered columns. In addition, we added a column to aid filtering. The result is that you can now easily sort by dictionary term in Excel.
Here’s the before and after:
What’s New in VisibleThread
On April 23rd, we hosted a Virtual Session on What’s New and What’s coming in VT. You can watch it below to learn more about the most recent VT Docs releases and VT Insights Platform.
To all our On-Prem Customers, we will include these features in our next on-prem release. You can learn more in the video above. If you want better shredding now, and if you’re shredding publicly available PDFs, then we can provision a temporary cloud environment for you. Simply mail email@example.com if interested.
Full release notes are available here.
A very big THANK YOU to all our customers who have provided us with feedback. We appreciate your time and are delighted to bring VT Docs 3.3 to all Cloud Customers!