News Release

For Immediate Release:

Brant Skogrand,
KC Associates, LLC

Avantstar Expands Quick View Plus® Professional Edition File Viewing Software to Unlock Hidden Content

Quick View Plus 12 Professional Edition cost-effectively addresses even more of law firms’ native file review needs with new features and 32 additional file formats

Chanhassen, Minn., Jan. 30, 2012 — Litigation support staff and eDiscovery professionals now can unlock hidden content quickly and cost-effectively with Version 12 of the Quick View Plus® file-viewing software. Avantstar, Inc., a provider of desktop-file-viewing, content conversion and Web content management software, introduced the latest version at LegalTech New York 2012 (booth 1402).

Quick View Plus 12 Professional Edition provides a single point of view—creating efficiencies in both time and associated costs. Users will find file review taken one step further by unlocking access to concealed content, such as tracked changes, hidden columns/rows, and speaker notes, as well as metadata—all of which is critical during the discovery process.

“As it becomes more common for courts to accept documents in their native files, it’s essential to be able to quickly and cost-effectively gain access to the information contained within documents,” said Pete Rockers, founder and co-president, Avantstar. “With this new software, organizations can view information created and contained in virtually any format, using a single software package, without risk of corrupting the file.”

Quick View Plus 12 Professional Edition supports more than 300 different file formats, including 32 recently added formats, such as Adobe PDF (Package and Portfolio), AutoCAD (2010, 2009 and 2008), Corel WordPerfect X4 and Open Office 3.

“Firms will realize a return on investment measured not only by greater efficiency in labor costs, but also by a reduction in associated software costs,” said Rockers. “The advanced universal file-viewing capabilities within Quick View Plus 12 Professional Edition not only save purchasing and maintenance expenses for applications that aren’t regularly used, but also eliminate information-exchange issues with vendors and associates.”

Deployed on desktops or used in conjunction with third-party applications such as legal-review and litigation-support programs, files are quickly accessed and viewed, via tools individuals are already comfortable using.

Quick View Plus 12 Professional Edition is available directly from Avantstar. Pricing begins at $495 (which includes a five-user license) with volume discounts. An evaluation version is available upon request. For more information, visit, call (877) 829-7325, or e-mail

About Avantstar, Inc. (
Avantstar is home to the world’s most recognized desktop-file-viewing program—Quick View Plus. Since 2001, Avantstar has been focused on solving digital content viewing and content management challenges faced by businesses, government agencies, and legal organizations throughout the world. Thousands of companies and millions of individual users worldwide rely on Avantstar’s products to reduce licensing costs on unnecessary software programs to view files or publish critical business information to websites. The company serves customers from its headquarters in Chanhassen, Minn., and through a worldwide network of partners. For more information, go to


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