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IBM Docs 2.0 CR3 Now Available - Track Changes and Linux Conversion Server

The IBM Docs team shipped Docs 2.0 CR3 yesterday, with a couple of much sought-after features, notably a conversion server on Linux and track changes functionality:

Support for the Conversion Server on Linux:

This way you can know deploy all of Docs one platform of your choice: Windows or Linux. No need for a mandatory Windows server at customers, that run a Linux only strategy. Important note: currently the Linux Conversion Server does not, yet, support the Graphical Installer. So if you are planning on deploying using it on Linux, install all needed components except the Conversion server first in version 2.0, then upgrade them and then in the last step install the new Conversion Server manually via scripts.

New track changes functionality in the text document editor:

This will show you not only who has changed content in the document since the last time (and longer periods) you had been in this document, but also what they changed and what they might have deleted. Especially the last part was something where the color marking of the content by editor fell short: You could only see what they had written. But if the removed something or replaced it with new text, then you would not have been able to see it. Now you can see exactly what has been changed. You are able to filter the changes by time or by person.

The SocialIBMer blog has the details on the full list of enhancements, and you can download IBM Docs 2.0 CR3 from FixCentral.

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