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XaitPorter - the perfect co-writing tool
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October 21, 2015

XaitPorter - the perfect co-writing tool

Score 10 out of 101
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5

Overall Satisfaction with XaitPorter

XaitPorter is being used by a couple of departments in our Danish, Norwegian and UK offices. It's mainly used for license reports, e.g. license relinquishment reports and license applications. In particular when writing license applications it's really helpful that we can grant access to our partners, so they can see and contribute to the documents. After we began to use XaitPorter we spent less overtime to get the applications finished, because we finish the figures as we go along instead of at the end of the process.
  • Enables several writers to write in the same document at the same time, which means that it is always possible to get the latest version printed and see the current state.
  • Because we are limited in the template to a few styles we don't use a lot of time after completion checking up on which style the writers has been using. This saves us a lot of editing.
  • Before we got XaitPorter the drawing team didn't get the figures to quality control until the final stages of the process, but now the figures are received as soon as the writer uploads them. This also saves a lot of overtime, because the drawing team is involved earlier on.
  • When creating a new user I find the country list very long to scroll through, it would be nice if it was possible to just key in the first couple of letters and then the system would automatically jump down in the list.
  • In the job description text field in the figure workflow tab, it would be nice if it was possible to set line breaks, then it will be easier to get an overview as to what is new comments and what is old comments. Rights now, all text floats into one.
  • In the previous version it was possible to set the "AutoShrink Picture" to off in the template, so it was common for the whole document, now we have to do it for each figure, we would like the option to do it overall as before.
  • It has reduced our overtime a lot.
  • The final product looks much better and more professional than it did before.
  • It's gotten easier to give access to people outside the organization, and also limit what they have access to.
Any time it is needed to be more than one person, internal or external, writing a report is useful. I can't think of any type of report where XaitPorter can't be used.

Using XaitPorter

ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Well integrated
Consistent
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
Familiar
None
  • Writing text and adding figures
  • Printing the document.
  • Setting up new documents and adding writers