Document.Compare method (Word)

Displays revision marks that indicate where the specified document differs from another document.


expression. Compare( _Name_ , _AuthorName_ , _CompareTarget_ , _DetectFormatChanges_ , _IgnoreAllComparisonWarnings_ , _AddToRecentFiles_ , _RemovePersonalInformation_ , _RemoveDateAndTime_ )

expression Required. A variable that represents a Document object.


Name Required/Optional Data type Description
Name Required String The name of the document with which the specified document is compared.
AuthorName Optional Variant The reviewer name associated with the differences generated by the comparison. If unspecified, the value defaults to the author name of the revised document or the string "Comparison" if no author information is present.
CompareTarget Optional Variant The target document for the comparison. Can be any WdCompareTarget constant.
DetectFormatChanges Optional Boolean True (default) for the comparison to include detection of format changes.
IgnoreAllComparisonWarnings Optional Variant True compares the documents without notifying a user of problems. The default value is False.
AddToRecentFiles Optional Variant True adds the document to the list of recently used files on the File menu.
RemovePersonalInformation Optional Boolean True removes all user information from comments, revisions, and the properties dialog box in the returned Document object . The default value is False.
RemoveDateAndTime Optional Boolean True removes date and time stamp information from tracked changes in the returned Document object. The default value is False.


This example compares the active document with the document named "FirstRev.doc" in the Draft folder and places the comparison differences in a new document.

Sub CompareDocument() 
 ActiveDocument.Compare Name:="C:\Draft\FirstRev.doc", _ 
End Sub

See also

Document Object

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