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The Compare Documents feature allows you to compare two PDF documents in order to easily find the differences between them. CovePDF offers a Visual Comparison of the documents that places the two documents side-by-side and highlights the changes between the referent document and a newer document.

The referent document should be an older version of a document.

The referent document is always positioned on the left hand side.

The new document is the documents to which changes have been applied to.

To compare documents , perform the following steps:

  1. Select the Review Menu
  2. Click on the Compare button on the Review toolbar
  3. The Compare Documents Dialog will open.
  4. In the Compare Documents Dialog Box, click on Select Referent Document field.
  5. Select a document from one of the options:
    1. Click on Browse where you can browse for and select a document (.pdf file) to open in CovePDF.
    2. Select one of the Recent Documents.
  6. In the Compare Documents Dialog Box, click on Select New Document filed.
  7. Select a document from one of the options:
    1. Click on Browse where you can browse for and select a document (.pdf file) to open in CovePDF.
    2. Select one of the Recent Documents.
  8. After selecting both documents, you can swap the position of the documents by clicking on the swap icon and make the new document the referent document.
  9. Indicate a Page range for specific pages you would want to compare. For example: 1, 5-7, 9
  10. Click the Start button and the system will process and compare the documents
  11. Cove PDF will display the compared documents as new document in a new tab.
  12. The two documents will be aligned side by side, the referent document on left and the new document on the right.

The system provides a visual display of changes with a color legend.