Enhanced support for Collaborator Diff Viewer to handle Microsoft Doc and Docx Formats
Many of the users of the Collaborator application in my company want to use it to review changes made to Microsoft Word documents. However, the document Diff Viewer provided with Collaborator does no...
Agreed, this would be a very desirable enhancement to make it configurable whether header and footer differences are considered differences, in display and navigation. For example if I have a document which is hundreds of pages, and it contains "page x of y" in the footer, and the overall page count changes, if I "find next difference" I have to click on every page. If there is other common text with revision text and date etc, the same applies.
Meanwhile here are some work around to minimise information in the header or footer that changes:
- Provide a summary page which includes common information such as revision and date, do not include that information on every page header/footer.
- For page numbers, if required, use "Page x", instead of "Page x of y". In the former case it is only reported as a difference when the page containing information is different, which for most small changes is infrequent. In the later case whenever the number of pages in the document changes, every page will report "of y" as a difference.