Precise Editing for Flawless Final Documents
Patent attorney, Kevin Russell, has plenty of experience in a paper-dependent work environment. "Our general workflow here typically involves a lot of paper shuffle—reviews and edits," says Kevin. "Between attorney, secretary and client, the review of a document goes round and round many times. In the processes of it, you typically go through several reams of paper and the documents keep going back and forth, and hopefully you don't get the versions mixed up."
Manually editing a lengthy document requires drawing circles, lines, arrows, and making text edits on physical documents that will be passed from hand to hand until completion. Using the interactive pen display, Kevin is able to edit documents with the annotation and markup tools in Adobe Acrobat. The reduction in the amount of paper used and in time spent at the fax machine results in a big boost to workflow productivity, while still maintaining an experience that's similar working with paper.
Kevin recalls the introduction of the display, "The learning curve was very short—a matter of minutes—and the experience is the same as what I have traditionally done."
Law firms essentially sell expertise and time for an hourly billing rate. "I am not into adopting technology that doesn't have a bottom line return on investment," says Kevin. Time is money! By saving a few hours a week, the Wacom investment as a desktop editing solution pays off.
"The interface works just like a traditional pen or pencil on an electronic document."
"I am not into adopting technology that doesn't have a bottom line return on investment."
— Kevin Russell
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