"We like the product. It is fast and accurate.
It seems to pick up all of the differences in the documents, and
it does a good job of displaying those differences. We like the
easy to use interface. That is why we bought it!”
Richard M. Baker LexisNexis
"I am very happy with the software. It does exactly what I need it to
do and it is configurable to my preferences. I really don't have
anything negative to say about it. It is more affordably priced
than other software I looked at and does the job - just what I
hope I can say of software. Yes I had used CompareRite in the
past, although not recently. I had no difficulty with the
transition."Neil A. Kaufman
Barrister, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
'Diff Doc' from SoftInterface is working hard to fast become the replacement of CompareRite (Created by LexisNexis).
Although Word's track changes feature has appeal because you are able to see changes as you go, it also has a very dangerous feature for lawyers. When you use track changes to redline, Word deposits "metadata" in the document, which includes information about who made the changes, and when. But metadata also includes the changes themselves.... This is a big enough problem that even Microsoft in its knowledge base recommends that lawyers not use the feature.
You demand fast and accurate document comparisons, and now you can have it. 'Diff Doc' is a powerful yet easy to use folder/file compare and remediation utility. Use it to compare files of all types including MS Word/Excel, PDF, RTF, Text, XML, HTML, Wordperfect and more. Our document comparison utility works the way all software should -- accurately, quickly, simply, and affordably.
Regardless of the editor you are using (MS Word, Excel, Wordpad, Notepad, etc.), simply load the original and modified files, press the Refresh button (or F5), and the document comparison will display promptly. Additionally, you can compare folders to see exactly what files have changed before doing a detailed file comparison.
'Diff Doc' can display the file differences in two possible views, 'All In One', or 'Side By Side'. Both views have their advantages, and switching between them is as easy as a mouse click (or F6). Lastly, there is a large selection of report types and options available for sharing the differences found with your peers.
It is the best document comparison tool you've never tried.... till today! Click here to download and get your free trial.
Need more details? Click here for full documentation. A feature list and a quick overview of usage follows below.
Being able to compare documents easily, quickly and accurately is essential to your workflow. Now you can have it with 'Diff Doc' - your one-stop document comparison solution for file comparisons of all types.
'Diff Doc' was built to make file comparisons a quick and easy saving you time. You can even schedule/automate comparisons.
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Using 'Diff Doc' is as simple as copying and pasting (or loading) the files into the
application and then pressing the "Show Differences" button or F5. 'Diff Doc'
has powerful capabilities described in more detail below.
There are 3 main tabs within the program for file comparisons:
Explore the functionality of each tab below.
The 'Compare Files' tab offers important functionality that you will want to use often.
There are 3 and up to a maximum of 4 editor boxes displayed. The top two editors are referred to as the "Original editor" and "Modified editor" (Hint: you can hide them by pressing F8).
The text editors below are referred to as the 'Diff editor(s).’ You can see the differences between the Original and Modified within the Diff editors.
The first step to comparing is to load both the editors (Original and Modified) either by selecting files, copying and pasting data, or composing new text. Use the File menu item to load files or position the mouse over the file you wish to load within Windows Explorer and use the right mouse click to display the context menu.
Copying and pasting is done differently for different programs. However, in most cases, simply highlighting the text, and pressing CTRL-C will copy text to the Windows Clipboard. To paste, simply click on the Original or Modified text box, and press CTRL-V.
Once the upper editors contain information to be compared, press the refresh button or F5. You will then see the differences between the Original and Modified editors displayed in the Diff editor(s).
Stop the comparison process by pressing the abort button on the toolbar. 'Diff Doc' will use the color codes and formatting in the table below by default. You can change these highlighting items within the 'Compare Options’ or View tab.
|Changed||Change has occurred. Original text is shown as red, bold, with a strike through, whereas the Modified text is shown in bold red.|
|Added||An addition to the Original document has occurred. It is shown in bold green.|
|A deletion from the Original document has occurred. It is shown in bold blue with strike through font.|
Table: How Differences Are Highlighted by Default (Customizable)
Once the difference view has been refreshed, and at least one difference has been found, you can use the navigation toolbar and keys.
Here are the commands you can use for quick, easy navigation through all the differences you have found when you compare documents.
|Ctrl-Shift-F7||Jump to first difference|
|Shift-F7||Jump to previous difference.|
|F7||Jump to next difference|
|CTRL-F7||Jump to last difference|
|F4||Jump to difference you specify|
There is also a drop down list box in the toolbar that can be used to jump to a specific difference.
The largest button within the toolbar will alternate the diff viewer between
the "All In One" and "Side By Side" views. Typically,
those dealing with literary content will like the "All In One"
view, whereas programmers dealing with source code will like the
"Side By Side" view. Alternating between views also gives
you a feel for how the red-lining really works.
The " Compare Options" tab has many items, but the most important are listed below:
|Ignore Case||Ignore character upper and lower case differences when comparing|
|Ignore Whitespace Characters||Tabs, spaces etc. will be ignored when comparing|
|Ignore Empty Lines||Ignore lines that are completely empty when doing a file comparison. White space characters alone will make a line not empty.|
|Beep When Done||When set, a system beep will occur when the file comparison has completed.|
|Remove formatting||To do a pure text comparison, check this option to remove all formatting when comparing documents.|
|Letter by letter comparison||Compare to the letter if enabled, otherwise by the word.|
"I have a small (2 Attorney) law firm and do quite a bit
of contract intensive business law and real estate work. Like
many others I have been very frustrated by Word's erratic
document comparison tool. At times it highlights entire
paragraphs rather than just the changes. Like everyone else who
has griped in this forum, I too found the pricing of Delta View
to be prohibitively high.
After reading about Word DocDiff here, I recently downloaded the trial version from the Word DocDiff website http://www.SoftInterface.com. I found the interface very useable and the results (for my purposes) were quite good. It can provide several different views illustrating the changes made to the document as well as a combined "redline" document in word format showing all of the changes. It can also provide a report identifying the page and paragraph number where the changes are located.
I have only used the tool about twenty times so far and therefore would hesitate to say it is the greatest thing since sliced bread, however, I would say it is well worth the time to download the trial version (for free) and evaluate it for yourself."-Edward S. Shelton (Shelton and Shelton)
"Great customer service, prompt attention to our requirements, and
lightening speed development has been my experience with the
staff at SoftInterface Inc. Within a few hours of installing the WordConverterEXE product, I was
convinced that I made the right choice in doing business with
For several months now, their product has been working in mission critical environment flawlessly. With a few enhancement requests that were completed and delivered the same day they were asked for, WordconverterEXE has saved us time and money.
It was a pleasure dealing with your team. Thanks Again!"
Bruce King, IBM Canada, Toronto, Ontario