Compare PowerPoint presentations slide by slide

PowerPoint became a standard not only for classical presentations, but for various guides, charts, schemes and maps. Today it is used not only for the purpose of presenting ideas, but for keeping and sharing information.

 Contrast powerpoint slides to find all differences between them

Compare Suite supports PowerPoint format and can help in these cases:

  • One has two versions of PowerPoint presentation and needs to match them;
  • One has two presentations and needs to scan them quickly if find out what they have in common;

Comparing slides

Compare Suite recognizes formats of PowerPoint presentation (ppt. and pptx. files). The first things Compare Suite will do is to convert presentation into a text format.

Use Compare Suite to contrast powerpoint slides

Conversion takes a few seconds, and as a result the program will extract all text data from slides, and present it:

  • You’ll see page numeration (for example Slide # : 3), and
  • Slide delimiters (a line of “-” characters)

Compare Suite extracts some general information from the presentation as well, in the first lines of the converted text it will show:

  • The number of slides in the presentation (for example: “Slides : 82”)
  • The width and height of presentation screens
  • The presentation orientation (horizontal/vertical)

By comparing the left and right side you can make a conclusion about the changes made. Such functions as comments and ignoring are available for PowerPoint formats as well.

Mark improvements

Let’s discuss a possible application of the Compare Suite for PowerPoint comparison. Imagine, you are responsible for product presentation. You sent your presentation to the boss for approval, and he responded with an updated presentation and some comments. Instead of searching for a comment one by one, you can compare two versions and have a list of the comments.

Comparison of powerpoint slide is not a problem for Compare Suite

You do requirements changes and you want to make the life of your boss a little bit easier. Instead of just sending a new version, you compare it to the first one and add short comments from your side, explain the details about the modifications and what you introduced in them. This looks very professional, as the approach saves both you and your boss valuable time for something more important.

Compare by keywords

Before we were discussing the “By keywords” compare method. It will work great for two un-related presentations. Open two PowerPoint files in Compare Suite and in a few seconds the program will show you some points that the two presentations have in common, as well as some unique ideas (expressed by keywords) that were discussed in one or another presentation.

Users about PowerPoint comparison

I have a lot of power point presentations catering for different situations, some of them carries same contents with names changed. Compare helps confirm if changes exist between 2 PPTs. Read more…

James Hon, SOHO, Singapore. Trainer.

 Have you tried Compare Suite for the PowerPoint presentations? Feel free to share your experience in the comments.

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Where Compare Suite is used:

Compare Suite Features:

Compare FileCompare documents to find differences regardless of the format: MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, PDF.

Compare FoldersCompare two local or remote folders to find and synchronize any changes made.

Compare by KeywordsUse the keywords comparison to analyze non-related documents created from different formats.

Compare ArchiveArchive comparison: compare Rar and Zip archive files without unpacking / unzipping.

COmpare Web-PageCompare web pages as code with HTML tags or as text as seen in a web browser.

Compare ImagesCompare two images of various formats to find all possible differences, even slight ones.

Compare MultimediaMultimedia comparison. Compare information from multimedia and graphic formats.

Ignore WordsIgnore words. Compare Suite can ignore certain keywords or strings during comparison.

Integrate with DMSDMS Integration. Easily integrate Compare Suite into 3rd party document management systems.

Highlight SyntaxSyntax highlighting for .pas, .asm., cpp, PHP, XML, bat, css, dpk, xsl files supported.

Compare FTPCompare files located on FTP as easily as on hard drives or local area networks.

Compare Command LineUse command line to automate comparisons and integrate it with 3rd party tools.

Compare UnicodeUNICODE is fully supported: open and compare documents in any language or encoding.

Review compared documents:

Compare ReportCreate a fully customizable comparison report on two files or folders.

Compare CommentsWrite your own comments on changes you or your colleagues make, improving collaboration.

Audit DocumentUse document audit to accept or decline changes made in plain text files.

What is Compare Suite?

  • It is a file compare tool
  • In office Compare Suite helps to compare word files, Excel spreadsheets, web-pages
  • Software developers and web-masters use Compare Suite to do version compare, approve changes in documents or compare certain file types like XML, PHP, C-Sharp
  • Office managers use Compare Suite to diff PDF files, compare invoice files
  • Compare Suite also make it much easier synchronization of directories