Compare of Variables and Document properties

GroupDocs.Comparison allows you to compare various properties of a WORD document such as Variable, Built, and Custom properties.

The following fields of the CompareOptions class are used to enable comparison functions for document properties:

Following are the steps to activate compare document properties:

Example code block to activate comparison of Variable, Built and Custom properties

try (Comparer comparer = new Comparer(sourcePath)) {
    CompareOptions options = new CompareOptions();
    options.setCompareVariableProperty(true); // to activate the comparison of variable properties
    options.setCompareDocumentProperty(true); // to activate the comparison of built and custom properties

    final Path resultPath =, options);

The result of comparing properties

The result of comparing properties is presented on a separate page - Properties summary page.

More resources

GitHub Examples

You may easily run the code above and see the feature in action in our GitHub examples:

Free Online App

Along with full-featured Java library we provide simple, but powerful free Apps. You are welcome to compare your DOC or DOCX, XLS or XLSX, PPT or PPTX, PDF, EML, EMLX, MSGand other documents with free to use online GroupDocs Comparison App.