Concordance Desktop Viewer

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Concordance Desktop Viewer

Content review of documents is primarily done with the Concordance Desktop Viewer. Concordance Desktop Viewer allows you to magnify the original document image for clarity and inspection, and provides a variety of markup tools specifically designed for privileged content and trial preparation. Once you have reviewed and annotated the content, especially redacting key information, the document markings are automatically saved and the changes secured.

Concordance Desktop stores references to all native documents and image information in a single Concordance Desktop Image Base database (.cib) file. The .cib file is located in the same folder as the associated Concordance Desktop database (.dcb).

Due to changes within Brava, our third party vendor, if you are currently working on a review with Concordance Desktop Viewer (any version), it is recommended that you complete the review and produce the files before migrating the database to Concordance Desktop.  For more information, contact Concordance Desktop Technical Support.

The Concordance Desktop viewer works with the following file types:

File Type


*.tif, *.tiff

Tagged Image File

*.jpg, *.jpeg

Joint Photographic Experts Group


Graphic Image File




ASCII text


PC Paintbrush Bitmap


Comma-Separated Values

*.cal, *.cals



Adobe Portable Document Format

*.doc, *.dot, *.docx

Microsoft Word

*.ppt, *.pps, *.pptx, *.pptm

Microsoft PowerPoint®

*.xls, *.xlsx

Microsoft Excel


Microsoft Outlook 2010 or later Message File


Microsoft Outlook Express®


ASCII text


Rich Text Format

*.html, *.htm



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