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PDiff 2.1 released

The new version PDiff 2.1 has been released. New features in this release of the text-based PDF comparison solution are among others:

  • NEW: Menu item Help > Manual (HTML) / Manual (PDF). German version only, English version coming soon.
  • NEW: Menu item Settings > Comparison extended by a configurable list PDF Text Attributes for the option Font Attributes must match. Dialog structured more clearly.
  • NEW (Windows version): Releases from now on include code signing, a possible SmartScreen warning should show "CSci Computer Science GmbH" as publisher
  • NEW: Menu item File > Batch processing additional output formats Annotated PDF A+B and XML
  • NEW: Improved display of page breaks in the synopsis table, hence also shorter reports for the menu item File > Save annotated PDF A+B
  • NEW: Improved layout for large numbers in the map pins
  • NEW: Improved computation and display of insertion marks:
    • Positioning improved (next to predecessor/successor) and changed display when OK checkmark is set
    • Display in the report Annotated PDF A+B matches display on screen
    • Improved display of insertions spanning multiple pages (multiple overlayed map pins)
  • NEW (Windows version): Insertion of email attachments from Outlook directly by drag-and-drop
  • Several minor bug fixes

PDiff shows you quickly and safely all text differences between two PDF documents - as a comparison of the two PDFs and with markings of the deviations. So you can check intended revisions quickly and find unintended changes at first glance.

Applications of PDiff are among others: important business documents, pharmaceutical packaging and medical leaflets, technical manuals, legal documents and contracts, financial reports, manuscripts, book texts as well as price lists and catalogs.

PDiff is available as 64-bit version for Windows and Mac OS X. Both versions are based on the proven Adobe® PDF Library. Business customers can request a free trial at http://www.csci.de/en/pdiff/trial.

PDiff 2.0 released

The new version PDiff 2.0 has been released. New features in this major release of the text-based PDF comparison solution are among others:

  • NEW: Additional report format (side-by-side) under the menu item File > Save annotated PDF A+B. The report contains a side-by-side comparison of PDF A and PDF B with highlighted differences.

  • NEW: A thumbnail view (in the middle between PDF A und PDF B) that gives you an overview of all differences throughout the document

  • NEW: Advanced features for reviewing and hiding of accepted or irrelevant differences: Rows with OK checkmark change in the synopsis table from red to white, are no longer highlighted in red in the PDF view, and with lighter color in the thumbnail view and annotated reports [QA][Pro]
  • NEW: Functions for selection and navigation in sections
  • NEW: Comparison engine with extended functions and settings
    • Recognition of text with strikethrough as text attribute (requires Text Extraction Flag underline recognition)
    • Match capitalized text (see Settings > Comparison)
    • Slashes ("/") at line breaks are treated like hyphenations
    • New Toolbar Button Automated Guess for Replacements
    • Settings > Report > Lock Comments in Annotated PDFs (Default: on)
    • New Settings > App > PDF Colorspace: Display of PDF files can be changed to Grayscale (Default: RGB). If your PDF files already contain colored highlighted text, this option allows to avoid confusion with the colored markings of PDiff.
    • Optional comparison of text positions, new difference type "POS" (see Settings > Comparison > Text coordinates must match & Text coordinate tolerance)
    • Improvements for RTL text (e.g. Arabic) in screen display and new option Settings > Text Extraction Flags > right-to-left text
    • Autodetect function for the exclusion of page headers/footers (in the context menu Rectangular Exclusions of the PDF A/B view widgets)
    • Speedup due to optimized internal data structures
  • NEW: Menu item Extras > Check for Updates
  • NEW: Extensions for batch processing and workflow integration: XML export and CSV export, new command line arguments for output of different report formats [Pro]
  • NEW: Improved screen display on high-resolution displays (e.g. 4K monitors or retina displays)
  • Several minor bug fixes

PDiff shows you quickly and safely all text differences between two PDF documents - as a comparison of the two PDFs and with markings of the deviations. So you can check intended revisions quickly and find unintended changes at first glance.

Applications of PDiff are among others: important business documents, pharmaceutical packaging and medical leaflets, technical manuals, legal documents and contracts, financial reports, manuscripts, book texts as well as price lists and catalogs.

PDiff is available as 64-bit version for Windows and Mac OS X. Both versions are based on the proven Adobe® PDF Library. Business customers can request a free trial at http://www.csci.de/en/pdiff/trial.

Feature Preview of PDiff 2.0 released

The new version PDiff 1.7.9420 has been released. The latest release of the text-based PDF comparison includes the following new features as a preview of PDiff 2.0:

  • New Toolbar Button "Automated Guess for Replacements"
  • Speedup due to optimized internal data structures
  • Comments and OK checkmarks are preserved after recomputation of the extracted text, e.g. after replacements or definition of exclusion areas
  • Autodetect function for the exclusion of page headers/footers (in the context menu "Rectangular Exclusions" of the PDF A/B preview widgets)

PDiff shows you quickly and safely all text differences between two PDF documents - as a comparison of the two PDFs and with markings of the deviations. So you can check intended revisions quickly and find unintended changes at first glance.

Applications of PDiff Professional are among others: pharmaceutical packaging and medical leaflets, important business documents, legal documents and contracts, technical manuals, financial reports, manuscripts, book texts as well as price lists and catalogs.

PDiff is available as 64-bit version for Windows and Mac OS X. Both versions are based on the proven Adobe® PDF Library. Business customers can request a free trial at http://www.csci.de/en/pdiff/trial.

PDiff 1.7 released

The new version PDiff 1.7 has been released. New features in this version of the text-based PDF comparison solution are among others:

  • Comparison of font styles: Configurable display of differences regarding font names, font sizes and font attributes such as bold and italics (Menu item Settings > Comparison)
  • Tool for tabular text areas: Highlighting of tabular text regions (Button in the toolbar)
  • Output of a Redline Report: Output format of the protocol can be switched between tabular text synopsis and redline labels (Menu item Settings > Report)
  • Combined text from multiple documents: If the text to compare is distributed over multiple files, it can be merged into a single document (Menu item File > Append Document A/B)
  • Text from the Clipboard: For the comparison of short text fragments, for example e-mails, text may be imported directly from the clipboard without the creation of a document (Right-Click on the PDF preview > Paste clipboard)
  • Display of text flow and control characters: In the PDF preview, the text flow and control characters, such as spaces and line endings, may be optionally displayed (Menu item View > Show text flow or Show control characters)
  • Statistics: In the status bar of the window statistics for the number of deletions, insertions and substitutions will be displayed.

PDiff shows you quickly and safely all text differences between two PDF documents - as a comparison of the two PDFs and with markings of the deviations. So you can check intended revisions quickly and find unintended changes at first glance.

Applications of PDiff Professional are among others: important business documents, pharmaceutical packaging and medical leaflets, technical manuals, legal documents and contracts, financial reports, manuscripts, book texts as well as price lists and catalogs.

PDiff is available as 64-bit version for Windows and Mac OS X. Both versions are based on the proven Adobe® PDF Library. Business customers can request a free trial at http://www.csci.de/en/pdiff/trial.

PDiff Professional released

The new software PDiff Professional is aimed at business users who want to compare document revisions with the original text quickly and reliably.

The text-based PDF comparison with PDiff Professional works even if the layout has been heavily modified: changes in fonts, text wrapping, hyphenation, page breaks, and column layout is not a problem for PDiff Professional. Thus, you can even compare copy text with print-ready layouts.

 Some applications of PDiff Professional are among others: important business documents, technical manuals, legal documents and contracts, financial reports, manuscripts and scientific works, in which the amount of textual revisions is to be determined precisely.

 

The computer-based PDF comparison has significant advantages over a manual document comparison: PDiff Professional works flawlessly, quickly, objectively, consistently and efficiently.

 

The main features of PDiff Professional include:

  • Efficient and reliable PDF text comparison. Shows all text differences (changes, additions, deletions) between PDF files even with different layout.
  • Synoptic text display: side-by-side display of corresponding text passages with changes highlighted.
  • Synchronized display of PDFs: find corresponding words in the two documents by hovering with the mouse.
  • Automation for testing large document collections.
  • Comparison reports as PDF or XML: Changes and/or similarities are documented with position, text and page view comprehensibly and unambiguously.

PDiff Professional is available as 64-bit version for Mac OS X and Windows. Both versions are based on the proven Adobe® PDF LibraryTM. Business customers can request a free trial at http://www.csci.de/en/pdiffpro/trial.