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Le 04.02.2014 13:49, som a écrit :
On Tuesday, 4 February 2014 3:28 PM, "" <> wrote:
> Hello.

Is it possible to have a diff between 2 .docx files in libreoffice?

i am not sure whether it works with docx but did you try the "compare
document" option under "edit" (Edit -> Compare Document).



I did it. But... well, when I speak about a comparison, I also speak about a good way to immediately notice the differences. Take, for example, the command-line tool diff, or graphical meld, winmerge ( useful when I have to use windows... ).
Even a one char change is obvious.

I just retried it, to be sure. The changes between the 2 documents were... say, almost inexistent, and so minor ( and they named the document v2 and v3... those people just changed the version number... pfff... or maybe "yet another error" I guess. No comment. ) which is probably why I did not noticed them when selecting the changes the first time. But now at least I know how libreoffice show comparisons. It may be the more effective for that kind of work ( working on formated text ) , I do not know, but I think that this dialog box is not very explicit*. But maybe it's only a question of habit from a programmer point of view, and one which likes a lot old tools like terminals and ncurses applications. For example, a small text to explicitly explain what are the lines, or a help button, tooltips, I do not know what. But something that even dumb people could be able to notice. After this failure, I tried on the web and in the doc but was not able to find anything anew ( probably a bad choice of keywords ). I ended by decompressing the files to compare those damned xml things by hand...

But thanks for the help anyway. Problem solved.

*: in my situation, a very minor difference ( "Version 2.0" became "Version 3.0" ) in the documents, on the 1st page - so, no automatic move to the change which would have gave me a hint about what to take a look at - and using it for the 1st time made me not understanding at all what were those 2 lines "insertion" and "removal".

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