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DocuComp: Changes That DocuComp Ignores

PSS ID Number: Q57405 Article last modified on 03-07-1997

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The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Word for the Macintosh, versions 3.0 , 3.01, 3.02, 4.0


DocuComp is designed to find only changes made to the text of a document, including punctuation. It ignores the following differences:

  1. Character Formatting

    DocuComp ignores character formatting, such as underlining and bold, when it compares documents. It does this so that such formatting will not interfere with the attributes DocuComp itself uses to show differences.

  2. Blank Spaces and Inserted Lines

    DocuComp ignores changes in blank spaces and lines anywhere in a document. However, it does display those blank spaces and lines in the Comparison Window and in the composite document.

  3. Typefaces and Graphics

    DocuComp ignores differences in typefaces, graphical elements, and page formatting, and they are not displayed in the comparison output.

Note: DocuComp will in no way affect the original files it compares. They are opened for reading purposes only.


For more information, see page 6 of the “DocuComp Automatic Document Comparison Program” manual.

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