How to View and Collaborate on PDFs and Other Documents Online

Viewing and collaborating on documents or business presentations with team members in real-time can be difficult. Collaborative document editing usually involves emailing PDFs, documents and presentations as attachments back and forth, or printing and exchanging hard copies between team members. This is not only a waste of time and res ources, but it can cause confusion and complicate the process of tracking of your document editing progress.

One other option that many companies opt for is installing collaboration software. It is usually the best option for corporations with many employees and multiple teams, but can be pretty expensive and out of reach for small and medium-sized businesses.

Fortunately, there is a free solution that enables teams to collaborate on editing their PDFs, Office documents, presentations and images. They can review Word documents, fill out PDF forms, mark up images or comment on any document online in real-time with Crocodoc.

How does it work?

Simply visit the website and upload the desired document in one of supported formats, like the PDF file format.

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Crocodoc will convert it and display the document in a browser.  From there, you can view and mark it up online. You can highlight, strike out the text, add comments and notes, and make revisions.

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You can also share the documents with others by sharing a link via email or IM. Jointly, you can collaborate on editing documents in real time.

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One more handy sharing option includes the ability to embed documents on your website or blog.

Crocodoc also offers you the ability to download both the original and the marked-up versions of a document.

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Crocodoc securely stores these files on their servers as well. For maximum security, users can protect their files with passwords and encrypt them. Users who sign up for a free Crocodoc account can also view their upload history or delete stored files.

This document collaboration tool is excellent for getting and providing feedback on drafts. Real-time, online collaboration is a great time-saver and productivity booster as well.