Compare Word Documents

*** Available from 30th April 2021 ***

Overview

The 'Compare Word Documents' Power Automate action allows you to compare Microsoft Word and PDF documents. The action returns a new Microsoft Word (docx) document which details the differences between the documents compared.

The following file types are supported for comparison:

  • docx
  • dotx
  • doc
  • dot
  • docm
  • dotm
  • rtf
  • pdf

Default Parameters

The default 'Compare Word Documents' flow action parameters are detailed below:

  • File Content One: A Base64 encoded representation of the first file to compare.
  • File Content Two: A Base64 encoded representation of the PDF file to be processed.

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Please refer to the Obtaining the 'File Contents' Parameter article for guidance on how to obtain a 'File Content' parameter ready to provide to an Encodian flow action.

Advanced Parameters

The advanced 'Compare Word Documents' Power Automate action parameters are detailed below:

  • Author: Set the name of the author used to denote differences in the output document
  • Ignore Formatting: Specifies whether to ignore document formatting differences
  • Case Insensitive: Specifies whether to compare differences in documents as case insensitive
  • Ignore Comments: Specifies whether to compare differences in comments
  • Ignore Tables: Specifies whether to compare the differences in data contained in tables
  • Ignore Fields: Specifies whether to compare differences in fields. By default fields
  • Ignore Footnotes: Specifies whether to compare differences in footnotes and endnotes
  • Ignore Textboxes: Specifies whether to compare differences in the data contained within text boxes
  • Ignore Headers and Footers: Specifies whether to compare differences in the data contained within headers and footers

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