Prior to compareDocs 188.8.131.52, comparing Excel spreadsheets (and PowerPoint presentations for that matter) meant converting the documents to PDF as part of the comparison process and outputting the Comparison Report as a PDF.
However, with compareDocs 4.2, this is no longer necessary. compareDocs will now output the differences to an Excel viewer. This makes seeing and understanding the changes easier than ever before.
(Note you do have to have Excel 2013 or higher installed to take advantage of this new capability.)
Both compared spreadsheets display on a split screen. If you navigate to a change in one spreadsheet, the other spreadsheet moves to the same location. You can also choose what types of changes you want to see from 14 different options, like formulas and macros.
How to compare two Excel files
1. Load the Original and Modified Excel spreadsheets into compareDocs.
2. Select the Excel Document Output option.
3. Click the [Compare] button.
The Spreadsheet Compare viewer displays showing the changes that were made to the spreadsheet.
TIP: You can export the results to a spreadsheet or copy to the clipboard to paste into another document.