The Compare Documents feature is used to compare two PDFs and highlight the differences. The differences are indicated with markups that can be reviewed easily using the Markups list. There is also a batch version of Compare Documents for comparing groups of PDFs.
Go to Document > Comparison > Compare Documents. The Compare Documents dialog box appears.
Select the Page Range that should be compared.
For example: 1-3, 5, 9 will include pages 1, 2, 3, 5 and 9.
Click OK. Once the comparison process is complete, any differences will be annotated.
If the Split-screen view box was checked, the two compared documents will open in a side-by-side manner. Zooming or panning on one window will update the display in the opposite window. This is useful for visually comparing the before/after, changed, and unchanged parts of the two documents. The markups that were added will appear in either the left or right window depending on which PDF was specified.
Open the Markups List to see a table of markups that were automatically added when differences were detected.
As a markup is selected in the Markups list, the Revu workspace will jump to the location of the difference.
Use the Advanced Comparison Options to fine-tune the document comparison process. It is recommended that you use the default Comparison and Rendering settings provided and change these settings only if the document comparison process does not appear to detect differences.
Three default comparison Types are provided: Printed Documents (same printer), Printed Documents (different printer) and Scanned Documents. Each Type has pre-configured Comparison settings. You can change the settings of any of the default Types or create a custom Type by selecting <New Custom>. The Advanced Comparison Options are:
If you change a value in a default comparison Type, its name is marked with an asterisk (*).
To change the settings of the current type permanently, click Save. The Save Document Comparison Settings dialog box will open. Enter a name for this configuration. If you are changing the settings of a default Type, its name will be auto-populated; you can save it under the default name or change it, creating a new type.
To restore the included types to their default settings, click Restore Defaults.
Comparing Many Documents or Drawings