Auto-compare Text

How to use Filestage to automatically point out text changes between two versions.

Updated over a week ago

💡Please note: Auto-compare text is available on our Professional and Enterprise plans.

Here's how you can compare versions and auto-compare text side-by-side:

Step 1: Click Compare at the top of the file viewer

This feature will only be available when there are two or more versions to compare.

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Step 2: Select the two versions you would like to compare

By default, the two latest versions of the file will always appear. If you would like to compare an older version with the newest, you can select which version to compare on the drop-down menu.

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Step 3: Activate the auto-compare text view

By default, the side-by-side view is displayed. Click on the compare text mode to activate it.

Step 4: Check the highlighted text to see what exactly has changed

To automatically see what text has changed, see the highlighted text side-by-side. From here, you can ensure the changes you requested were made.

Step 5: Make yourself familiar with our Sync-Review feature

With this feature, when comparing two versions of an image, document, or video, they’ll both stay in sync as you scroll, zoom, pause, or rotate your content. And if you want to turn it off, just tap the sync button at the top of your screen:

The supported file formats are:

  • pdf

  • doc

  • docx

  • pptx

  • xlsx

Open the version, and leave your review decision!

Now that you have seen what exactly has changed, you are able to leave your review decision and eliminate the worry of missing any changes.

💡What´s next? After understanding how to auto-compare text, see how to Compare versions of a file directly in the viewer.

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