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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.

Parameters

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", _ 
 CompareTarget:=wdCompareTargetNew 
End Sub
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