Drafting legal documents can be a complicated, tedious task. Drafting Assistant has some new enhancements that can boost drafting productivity.

A PDF converter allows any PDF to be converted into a Microsoft® Word document. This is particularly useful when a user wants to closely examine an image-based PDF received from counterparties, clients or colleagues by running it through tools such as Insert Flags & Links, Deal Proof, or Locate Precedent in order to quickly identify bad citations, optimize clause language and highlight possible drafting issues.

An updated interface helps move more easily between features, as well as other Thomson Reuters products, such as Contract Express. Drafting Assistant customers with access to Contract Express templates from their organization’s document automation projects can now access those templates and build documents right from the Drafting Assistant tool pane in Microsoft Word.

For transactional attorneys Deal Proof, the legal proofreading tool within Drafting Assistant. now analyzes and flags numeration, punctuation, non-conforming phrases, and open issues contained in tables. In addition, any issues that are ‘flagged’ within Deal Proof are now updated with real-time results as the user is making changes to the document. This means less time proofreading and helps you maintain your drafting rhythm without having to run an analysis after each change.

More information on Drafting Assistant can be found at http://legalsolutions.thomsonreuters.com/law-products/solutions/drafting-assistant for U.S. practitioners or draftingassistant.co.uk for UK practitioners.