Application.CompareDocuments Method (Word)

Compares two documents and returns a Document object that represents the document that contains the differences between the two documents, marked using tracked changes.

Syntax

expression. CompareDocuments( _OriginalDocument_ , _RevisedDocument_ , _Destination_ , _Granularity_ , _CompareFormatting_ , _CompareCaseChanges_ , _CompareWhitespace_ , _CompareTables_ , _CompareHeaders_ , _CompareFootnotes_ , _CompareTextboxes_ , _CompareFields_ , _CompareComments_ , _RevisedAuthor_ , _IgnoreAllComparisonWarnings_ )

expression An expression that returns an 'Application' object.

Parameters

Name Required/Optional Data Type Description
OriginalDocument Required Document Specifies the path and file name of the original document.
RevisedDocument Required Document Specifies the path and file name of the revised document to which to compare the original document.
Destination Optional WdCompareDestination Specifies whether to create a new file or whether to mark the differences between the two documents in the original document or in the revised document. Default value is wdCompareDestinationNew .
Granularity Optional WdGranularity Specifies whether changes are tracked by character or by word. Default value is wdGranularityWordLevel .
CompareFormatting Optional Boolean Specifies whether to mark differences in formatting between the two documents. Default value is True .
CompareCaseChanges Optional Boolean Specifies whether to mark differences in case between the two documents. Default value is True .
CompareWhitespace Optional Boolean Specifies whether to mark differences in white space, such as paragraphs or spaces, between the two documents. Default value is True .
CompareTables Optional Boolean Specifies whether to compare the differences in data contained in tables between the two documents. Default value is True .
CompareHeaders Optional Boolean Specifies whether to compare differences in headers and footers between the two documents. Default value is True .
CompareFootnotes Optional Boolean Specifies whether to compare differences in footnotes and endnotes between the two documents. Default value is True .
CompareTextboxes Optional Boolean Specifies whether to compare differences in the data contained within text boxes between the two documents. Default value is True .
CompareFields Optional Boolean Specifies whether to compare differences in fields between the two documents. Default value is True .
CompareComments Optional Boolean Specifies whether to compare differences in comments between the two documents. Default value is True .
RevisedAuthor Optional String Specifies the name of the person to whom to attribute changes when comparing the two documents.
IgnoreAllComparisonWarnings Optional Boolean Specifies whether to ignore warnings when comparing the two documents.

Return Value

Document

See also

Application Object