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Draftable Online - Free online file compare tool

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3 to compare PDF, Word & other files, right here in your browser.

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Useful Information

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Starting a comparison
Using our free online compare tool is simple:

  1. Upload an older/base file with the left button.
  2. Upload a newer/target file with the right button.
  3. Hit Compare.

Changes are highlighted
When your comparison is complete, you will see two documents side-by-side, with the changes highlighted.

  • Deleted text (on the left but not the right) is highlighted red.
  • Inserted text (on the right but not the left) is highlighted green.
  • Text that has been replaced is considered a combination of deleted text and inserted text.

Sync Scrolling
You'll notice that your documents will scroll together, sometimes at varying speeds. This is Sync Scrolling optimizing your viewing experience. You can disable this by toggling the button.


Something is highlighted but hasn't changed
Inevitably, there are times when Draftable isn't certain about a change. In these cases, we highlight them to ensure no change is missed.

My whole document is highlighted (or un-highlighted)
This typically means that your document has been scanned, and is actually just an image. Running your document through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software will generate a text layer that Draftable can read. We recommend using Adobe Acrobat or PDF-XChange.

My document is too long or too large
The file size limits for our online compare tool are 300 pages and 10 MB.
To compare larger documents (or Excel spreadsheets content), try Draftable Desktop.