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Native Rendering With New Microsoft Office Conversion (MSO)

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Native rendering is essential in several industries. When it comes to sharing documents, the variety of applications needed to view each file can be overwhelming. Companies that use an advanced document viewing tool have the capability to share files with ease, switching between formats like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint effortlessly.

However, near-native rendering can often prohibit the viewer from grasping the whole picture. Companies looking for a way to enhance their document sharing capabilities, while converting Microsoft Office (MSO) products natively, now have an easier solution.

Near-Native vs. Native Rendering

First off, let’s explain the difference between near-native and native rendering.

With a near-native render, the document viewer is creating an interpretation of the original document. However, the final product is often altered. Near-native rendering is best used in circumstances when the original, unaltered document does not change its influence even if gently modified.

Native Rendering

Near-Native Rendering (left) vs Native Rendering (right)

Native rendering is the presentation of the file in its original format. It provides a clearer, more accurate depiction of the information. This process is essential for industries using specific tactics that require a perfect representation of the original document, such as eDiscovery in legal.

MSO Conversion Feature Now Available

Accusoft released the latest version of PrizmDoc on November 8, 2016. With PrizmDoc v12.0, users can add on the Microsoft Office Conversion feature that enables native rendering in all MSO formats.

Companies that typically render Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files can now use this feature to capture a native render in PrizmDoc’s HTML5 viewer. If the file is not a Word, Excel, or PowerPoint document, PrizmDoc will render the file as near-native. This type of conversion creates objects for each piece of text and coordinates how each object lines up on a page, which results in a near-native SVG.

However, the all-new MSO feature creates an SVG that replicates the original document in native format. PrizmDoc automatically starts Microsoft Office in the background when a file is rendered. The program can support as many instances of Microsoft Office as there are CPU cores in the server. MSO processes multiple instances of MSO at the same time, allowing a faster and more user-friendly experience.

The Benefits of Native Rendering and MSO Conversion

Presented as a self-hosted add-on to the current PrizmDoc product, MSO conversion is essential for a variety of industries that rely on native rendering to present accurate document depictions.

Don’t worry about fidelity issues with MSO documents. Convert them with ease using PrizmDoc 12.0’s new feature. Built to accommodate the more precise audience, this new add-on saves companies time and money. Take advantage of native rendering and relinquish any frustration of near-native complications.

New and Improved PrizmDoc v12.0

While MSO conversion is just one of a few new features in PrizmDoc v12.0, the enhancements to this offering are influential for companies that need precise document clarity. Currently, users who complete conversions through near-native rendering are receiving an interpretation of the original document. With MSO, the files convert seamlessly to emulate the original.

Since near-native rendering is not always compliant with a company’s document viewing requirements, MSO conversion is a valuable alternative. Ready to download? We’ve got you covered.

If you have any further questions about purchasing or upgrading, don’t hesitate to contact us. For more information on installation, visit our website for documentation.