- Compare text
- Compare Appearances
- View Changes
- Set Page Ranges
- Exclude Margins
- Produce Reports
For comparing the text of two PDF files, first, insert file File#1 and File#2 and from right sidebar select ‘Words‘ from Compare drop-down list. Select view of the files and use preview and next button to see the next changes in the PDFs.
If you want to compare also want to compare images of the PDFs then select ‘Appearances‘ from Compare drop-down list from the right sidebar. You can also compare the two PDFs Characterwise. Just select ‘Characters‘ from Compare drop-down list. When you have set everything click compare button from bottom of the sidebar. You’ll notice changes in the highlighted texts.
If you want to change the highlighted color of texts then click ‘Options‘ and from Highlighting tab change coloring to your wish.
How To Install DiffPDF In Linux Distributions
$ sudo apt-get install diffpdf
diffpdf never shows useful diffs for me. The first difference always changes the position of all the following text / document content, meaning that all content after the first difference is marked as different, even if it’s not. Still looking for a good tool.
You can also use the free demo version for PDF Studio (adds a small watermark unless you purchase). It will overlay 2 PDFs, first one in red and second in green si you can immediately visualize the differences. It creates a new PDF of the differences with each PDF as a separate layer that can be turned on or off. It can compare multiple documents, allow to automatically align documents such as scanned that may be skewed or rotated.