Compare two objects in Author

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You can use the Object Compare window to display any two topics side-by-side to show the changes between releases, or to view the content or properties of any two objects. The layout of the window is similar to the History Compare window. However, the Object Compare window is not used to revert to a different version of the object.

Object Compare Window

Use the Object Compare window to view any two objects of the same type, whether or not they are variations of the same object.

  1. Select the two objects in the Library Explorer, using either the folder list or the search list.
  2. Right-click and then choose Compare. Use the Property Sheet or Preview options below the window's header bar to view the changes made to the object. Option 1 shows the object properties, option 2 shows the content preview (depending on the type of object selected).

    Object Compare Property and Preview Options