Brava 7 lets users "view, annotate, redact and publish any file format, such as office documents, image files and CAD drawings, in a single, simple interface," according to the company. Brava users can collaborate on documents; redacted documents created using Brava in PDF or TIFF format can be read by any application or web plug-in that can handle these formats. New features in Brava 7, according to the company, include threaded discussions with "Changemarks"; text comparison to quickly identify changes between versions; Takeoff Counts and Aggregate Area/Length Measurements (which is useful for engineering and manufacturing firms); and the ability to customize the user interface, including "skinning" to match any website or content management system, and showing toolbars only when needed. Brava is available as a desktop application, and as Brava Enterprise, which also includes the Brava Flash Viewer. Both the desktop and enterprise versions of Brava run on Windows; the enterprise version can also be accessed as a Flash application, from any device running Flash 10.1 or later. The desktop version starts at $49.00, up to $345 including all the optional functionality and format support; contact the company for pricing for the enterprise-oriented server version.
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