The compareDocs 4.2 release significantly enhances the workflow for reviewing document changes as well as simplifying the process of comparing Excel to Excel and PowerPoint to PowerPoint.
Review document changes more efficiently
Commenting on the release, Dean Sappey, DocsCorp President and Co-Founder said “This release introduces new features and enhancements designed to facilitate the process of reviewing document changes in Word, Excel and PowerPoint files so they can be quickly and easily understood. This is currently not the case with many comparison tools where a significant amount of time is spent trying to decipher what has changed and where. This is particularly true in the case of Excel and PowerPoint comparisons.”
With compareDocs, changes made to a document are presented in a third document – the Comparison Report. This document can be marked up with Track Changes, allowing the user to accept/reject the changes and to continue working on the document; or, as a Redline document, which is intended to show the changes only.
compareDocs 4.2 extends the Reviewing Pane in Word to include Redline Comparison Reports. Previously, this was only available for Track Changes reports. Users who output the Comparison Report as a Redline will be able to navigate through the changes by simply clicking on the change in the Reviewing Pane to see it in the context of the document. Furthermore, users will be able to search for specific changes as well as modifying the view to sort by change type; insertions, deletions or moves.
Deeper integration with Microsoft Office
Users can now compare Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations for changes so that they can be viewed and understood more easily. For example, users will be able to load two Excel workbooks into compareDocs and click the Compare button to see the differences at a glance. Users will see changes made to formulas as well as calculations, text, and images. Changes can be viewed line by line or cell-by-cell.