Java Comparison APIs - Compare documents for differences

APIs for merging and comparing two same format documents on any Desktop/Server environment with Java run-time 1.6 or above

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Java Comparison API

GroupDocs.Comparison for Java

 

GroupDocs.Comparison for Java is a Documents Comparison, Difference Checker and Documents Merging API. Supported are all industry standard document formats: PDF, OpenDocument, HTML, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Text files. It compares both Content and Styles of the documents. Supported with out-of-box ‘Track Changes’ functionality producing a summary file listing the source files with the changes made.

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Advanced Document Comparison API Features

 

 

Compares document contents of two or more files

 

Compare password protected files e.g Words, Cells, Slides and PDF

 

Compares font styles: bold, italic, underlines, strike-troughs, font types

 

Track all changes including deletion, insertion and formatting changes

 

Can be integrated easily

 

Optional support for built-in WebBased user interface

 

Generates a summary report

 

File IO though Java stream for reading and writing documents

 

Accept or reject changes in all type of comparison

 

Merge and compare up to three Word documents

 

Native Track Changes functionality: Original and the Changed document identification in Microsoft Word files

 

Save difference summary to DOC or DOCX format

 

Save HTML files to Word document

 

Save compared file as images

 

Can compare watermarks

 

Metered licensing

Installation and Usage

GroupDocs.Comparison for Java API files can be downloaded directly from:

Fat version
    • Download API from the download archive.
    • Extract the archive.
    • Open console and cd to lib directory of the extracted directory.
    • Run the install_library.bat to install API in maven

Note: version number and file name can be different from current documentation.

  • Add dependency to your pom.xml
    <dependency>
       <groupId>com.groupdocs</groupId>
       <artifactId>groupdocs-comparison</artifactId>
       <version>3.2.0</version>
       <type>jar</type>
    <dependency>
    
Slim version

This API is hosted in the Maven Central Repository, so if you use Maven in your projects just use the dependency declaration provided above.

The jar itself you can download from the Maven Central Repository.

Support and Learning Resources

 

GroupDocs.Comparison offers document automation APIs for other popular development environments as listed below: