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Can you compare word/pdf files and get a comparison file?
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Posted by daveiroquois  · 20-04-2022 - 15:14

Does your product provide a function in which 2 Word and/or PDF documents can be compared and the differences would be highlighted in a third document generated by the function? Thanks!

Posted by admin  · 20-04-2022 - 15:52

Hello,

The stable release of phpdocx doesn't include a method to compare two documents and generate a new document with the differences highlighted.

This task could be done with DOCX documents using DOCXPath methods (https://www.phpdocx.com/documentation/introduction/docxpath) and DOCXCustomizer (https://www.phpdocx.com/documentation/introduction/docxcustomizer), but it requires iterating and comparing XML contents. There's no direct function to accomplish it in the stable release of phpdocx.

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