Compare two DOCX files in Java using our difference checker. With our high-fidelity Java API, you can find the difference between compared DOCX documents and export the results to a convenient file format.
With this native Java API, you can easily compare DOCX documents and obtain the differences in the desired output format. Our Java library is fully self-contained and does not rely on any external tools or services. It eliminates the need for external dependencies, providing a comprehensive set of DOCX processing functionalities within a single Java package.
On this landing page, we bring you a live demo of the DOCX comparison in action, coupled with an illustrative Java example. It compares the contents of DOCX documents both at the character level and at the word level. Even if only a single character has been changed, the entire word will be marked as modified. Experience firsthand how easy it is to compare two documents by uploading DOCX files to the interface, choosing the desired output format, and getting the differences between DOCX documents marked with 100% accuracy.
Sometimes it may not be clear if a DOCX file has been modified, and manually comparing two versions of a document can be a daunting task. Conversely, there are times when you're sure the DOCX document has changed, but visually identifying the updated sections becomes overwhelming. The DOCX comparison is an increasingly sought-after procedure, particularly within automated document workflows. Let's explore typical scenarios where automated DOCX comparison can be highly valuable:
As you can see, programmatic DOCX comparison offers immense benefits in various domains, enabling streamlined workflows, enhanced collaboration, and increased productivity. With this Java API, you have the power to harness these advantages seamlessly within your Java projects. Try out our live demo by uploading two DOCX documents, selecting the target format to highlight the differences, and examining the Java code example. This Java snippet demonstrates how to find differences between DOCX files and save the results in the required format.
An important point: the compared DOCX documents should not have revisions before calling the comparison method. You must first accept all the revisions.
Document docA = new Document("Input1.docx");
Document docB = new Document("Input2.docx");
// There should be no revisions before comparison.
docA.compare(docB, "Author Name", new Date());
Java SE 7 and more recent Java versions are supported. We also provide a separate package for Java SE 6 in case you are obliged to use this outdated JRE.
Our Java package is cross-platform and runs on all operating systems with JVM implementation, including Microsoft Windows, Linux, macOS, Android and iOS.
For information on optional package dependencies, such as JogAmp JOGL, Harfbuzz font engine, Java Advanced Imaging JAI, please refer to Product Documentation.