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Old 03-23-2009, 01:12 PM   #1
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Default Comparing Two PDFs

Is there any utility that can compare and highlight how two similar PDFs differ, showing what is/is not in one and the other?

I am most concerned about text, not embedded images.

   
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Old 03-23-2009, 01:59 PM   #2
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Yes: Acrobat. Look in the Advanced menu, "Compare Documents..."

   
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I don't see that option in my version of Acrobat Standard.

   
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In Acrobat 9, it's under the Document menu.

   
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Oops--maybe it's just a feature in the Pro version. Sorry about the bum steer.
I'd suggest TextWrangler, but I see you're on Windows, so that's no good, either. Hmmm...there's gotta be an equivalent (excellent, free) text editor available on Windows that has the compare documents feature. Hang in there, I'm sure someone here will come up with a good idea.

   
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...there's gotta be an equivalent (excellent, free) text editor available on Windows that has the compare documents feature. Hang in there, I'm sure someone here will come up with a good idea.
I use TextPad at work and on my Vista laptop here. It's the best Windows text editor I've come across, and I've tried a lot. But as a BBEdit user on the Mac for many, many years, my standards are high. It's not free, but it's pretty cheap for what you get, and it will compare files.

   
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