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  • Office documents comparison with office viewers?

    Is it possible to compare office documents using office viewers and not full office suite?

    Thank You

    Rodolfo Giovanninetti

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    Beyond Compare 3 does not require the office suite for the default MS Word file format. We do require Excel installed. We use vbscript to create and Excel object to create and save a text file, so I do not think the Viewer will be enough. If you find any subsititute program to perform a command line call that opens a file and saves it back as text, you can create a custom File Format to use that command line. Here is a KB article detailing a custom process:

    Beyond Compare is a multi-platform utility that combines directory compare and file compare functions in one package. Use it to manage source code, keep directories in sync, compare program output, etc.
    Aaron P Scooter Software