Power Pack 3.0: PDF Diffs and License Updates

The new major release of Power Pack 3.0 brings the ability to diff PDF documents, comparing how the text of the document changes between revisions, and makes it easier to manage your license subscriptions.

Viewing Differences in PDFs

This can drastically cut down on the time needed to read through documents as the author takes in suggested edits from reviewers. Just like a code diff, any text changes made in a document are shown inline in the PDF, color-coded for easier viewing.

A handy new sidebar view catalogues all the changes made throughout the document, so there’s no need to carefully scrutinize as you scroll.

If you do need to scroll, a new “Lock scroll” checkbox gives you control over whether the documents should scroll in sync, or scroll individually.

In order to enable diffing support for PDFs, you will need a PDF document that contains text information embedded in the document (such as when printing to PDF or using OCR on a scanned document). It’s also important to update the existing PDF file attachment with the new document, instead of creating a brand new upload.

Easier License Management

We’ve revamped the Power Pack configuration page to better show the status and health of your license, how quickly the expiration date is coming up or whether you’re hitting your user cap.

The new “Manage your license” button takes you straight to our license portal where you can renew your license, convert to a yearly subscription, add additional users, and more.

Power Pack now checks for updates to your license automatically when viewing the Power Pack configuration page, and will install any new license it finds. You no longer need to download and install new license files from the license portal yourself.

Plus the Usual Bug Fixes

We’ve sorted out some crashes and visual glitches in reports, as well as a compatibility problem with AWS CodeCommit. The full list of changes are in the release notes.

Get started today with a 30 day trial license. After 30 days, enjoy a complimentary license for up to 2 users forever, or purchase a license for the rest of your organization.

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Announcing unlimited repositories, PDF document review, and 30-day trials!

We’re very happy to announce some exciting improvements to the plans offered on RBCommons.

 

Unlimited repositories!

We’ve removed the restrictions on the number of repositories your team can set up. You can now add as many repositories s you need without hitting a limit, and at no additional cost. Add all your Git repositories, your forks, open source projects you contribute to, or whatever you like.

This applies to all plans from Starter to Enterprise. If you’re running on the old Micro 2012 or Small 2012 plans, you’ll need to upgrade in order to add unlimited repositories.

 

Upload your PDFs for review

We’ve also introduced support for reviewing PDF documents. Simply drag-and-drop a PDF file into your review request and wait for the PDF to be processed. Reviewers will be able to read through the PDF and comment on any section, just like they can already do with code and images today.

This feature is available on Medium and higher plans. If you’re on a smaller plan, you can upgrade to take advantage of PDF review by changing your plan in your Team Administration page. If you’re interested in trying out PDF review first, contact us and we will temporarily enable it for your team.

 

More time to try RBCommons

For the new teams out there, we’ve increased our trial period from 14 days to 30. This should give you more time to get set up and comfortable with RBCommons.

If you already have a trial subscription, we’ve already gone back and increased your trial to 30 days. You should have received an e-mail from us already. If not, please let us know.

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