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Word Docs Comparison

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Sorry, LazyReader© fans. This is a serious post.

I needed a utility that would allow me to compare the contents of 2 folders containing text/Word documents then produce an analysis report. Fortunately, Word contains some native functionality to Compare and Merge documents. Using the Word Object Model, I created a GUI utility to do just that.

Word_Doc_Comparison.zip

Unzip the attached ZIP file to your syste,

Verify that you have a folder the au3 file and 3 sub-folders

- Original (contains 3 files)

- Comparison (contains 3 files)

- Results

Run the au3 script

When the GUI appears, either type in the path to "Original" or drag the Original Folder into the "Baseline Folder" text box.

Now, either type in the path to "Comparions" or drag the Comparison Folder into the "Regression Folder" text box.

Now, either type in the path to "Results" or drag the Results Folder into the "Results Folder" text box.

Finally, Click Test->Run Comparisons

You should see a series of dialog boxes. When the comparisons are completed, the results folder should open containing 3 compared documents and a log file (shown below ).

2007-06-14 01:01:22 : <SESSION START>

2007-06-14 01:01:22 : BASELINE = C:\Documents and Settings\fisherz\Desktop\Word Doc Comparison\Original

2007-06-14 01:01:22 : REGRESSION = C:\Documents and Settings\fisherz\Desktop\Word Doc Comparison\Comparison

2007-06-14 01:01:22 : ------------------------------------------------------------------

2007-06-14 01:01:22 : Comparing BASELINE-A.doc to REGRESSION-A.doc

2007-06-14 01:01:22 : SECT %CHNG INS DEL

2007-06-14 01:01:22 : ---- ----- --- ---

2007-06-14 01:01:22 : Header 0 0 0

2007-06-14 01:01:23 : Body 3.76 7 7

2007-06-14 01:01:23 : Footer 0 0 0

2007-06-14 01:01:23 : ------------------------------------------------------------------

2007-06-14 01:01:23 : Comparing BASELINE-B.doc to REGRESSION-B.doc

2007-06-14 01:01:23 : SECT %CHNG INS DEL

2007-06-14 01:01:23 : ---- ----- --- ---

2007-06-14 01:01:23 : Header 0 0 0

2007-06-14 01:01:23 : Body 0.52 3 3

2007-06-14 01:01:23 : Footer 0 0 0

2007-06-14 01:01:23 : ------------------------------------------------------------------

2007-06-14 01:01:23 : Comparing BASELINE-C.doc to REGRESSION-C.doc

2007-06-14 01:01:23 : SECT %CHNG INS DEL

2007-06-14 01:01:23 : ---- ----- --- ---

2007-06-14 01:01:24 : Header 0 0 0

2007-06-14 01:01:24 : Body 1.48 4 4

2007-06-14 01:01:24 : Footer 0 0 0

2007-06-14 01:01:24 : ------------------------------------------------------------------

2007-06-14 01:01:24 : <SESSION END>

Edited by zfisherdrums

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