1. eBrief Ready Help Center
  2. Documents and User Content

How do I sync my annotations between the documents and the brief?

The process of being able to synchronise your documents with your brief, and have all your annotations automatically appear in your brief, is going to save you and your team a significant amount of time and unnecessary confusion.

Documents are often sent to a barrister well before the brief is created, and this is the issue which our new functionality specifically addresses. A barrister will annotate the documents but then more than likely have to redo the process when the brief is created, so that they have the correct page references for the court.

If not redone, it can be incredibly difficult to find the correct page reference when the brief is actually bundled together and created. So, for example, say you have an annotation on page 8 of a report, but once the brief is created, it’s now referred to as page 689 in the brief that the court has. A real headache, that’s for sure.

The way we have resolved this is by creating a two-way sync between the original document and the newly created brief. We call it a two-way sync between the document and the brief because whether you annotate on the document or you annotate on the brief, you’ll see it in both places.

Complementing this perfectly are some other features, which include giving users the ability to import and export annotations from Adobe or PDF Expert to the eBrief Ready platform.

The process of being able to synchronise your documents with your brief, and have all your annotations automatically appear in your brief, is going to save you and your team a significant amount of time and unnecessary confusion. Of course, the brief can always be shared or downloaded as a clean copy.

To demonstrate just how simple the process is, watch our short tutorial video below.