XaitPorter eases collaboration
October 16, 2015

XaitPorter eases collaboration

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with XaitPorter

XaitPorter is being used mainly in the upstream oil and gas technical department. We have used it to create field development plan documents and supporting technical documents. We also use it within the E&P business unit to construct our input into the group's annual report. In both of these cases we have contributors, reviewers and approvers in various offices across two or three continents.
  • Allows multiple writers, reviewers and approvers to work on a document without serious headaches arising from version control.
  • Provides a very intuitive way to add tables and figures and then provide explicit references to them within the document.
  • Creates a very professional looking document, including fully hyper-linked table of contents both within the document and also within the Adobe Reader Bookmarks sidebar.
  • It is presently not possible to include a caption for a text table.
  • As a user knowledgeable in HTML it would sometimes be convenient to include HTML code in the document source (for example HTML entities). This was possible in the previous version of XaitPorter.
  • As well as "absolute" cross-referencing (e.g. see Table 3.1) which is presently done very well in XaitPorter it would be nice to have automatic "relative" cross-referencing (e.g. see table on next page).
  • Submission of a field development plan on time, in accordance with the licence requirements, would have been much more difficult without XaitPorter.
  • When many staff are contributing to a document in XaitPorter they do not have to spend time determining which is the latest version of the document or reconciling conflicting updates.
XaitPorter is ideal when a large document, containing many (preferably independent) sections is being created by more than five writers across different office locations and is subject to review by multiple reviewers and requires formal approval. It is particularly suited for external documents which are to be delivered as a non-editable PDF file.