RE: Comparing PDF files

Subject: RE: Comparing PDF files
From: "Gwen Fremonti" <gwen -dot- fremonti -at- primefactors -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 1 Aug 2002 08:47:05 -0700

-----Original Message-----
Frank W.Semrau wrote:

"Now, I wonder whether there is a tool to compare the content of PDF files.
This would help to detect the changes made. I already considered some sort
of workaround by saving the PDF files as RTF files and then run a
comparison. However, since I talk about quite a couple of files, I wonder
whether there are other solutions you know of."

Acrobat 5.0 has a Compare feature.

Tools>Compare>Two Documents (or Two Versions Within a Signed Document).

You can compare page by page visual differences, text only, or text
including font information (style, size, typeface).

Acrobat displays the two documents side-by-side, with differences

Hope that helps -
Gwen Fremonti

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