Document Comparison No Move Revisions

We are evaluating the Aspose.Words library with the intention of purchasing a license in the near future. We are interested in the plain text, Word document, and PDF document comparison features. The revision types we are most interested in are…

  • Insertions
  • Deletions
  • Moves

Following the API documentation, and the examples distributed via GitHub, we’ve implemented a rough prototype. The insertion and deletion revision types are working as expected, however, I am unable to produce a comparison that includes any move revision types.

I’ve produced two word documents. I’ve copied and pasted identical paragraphs into each. I’ve moved a single sentence to a new location in the paragraph in one document. After comparing the documents however, this difference is depicted as a series of insertions and deletions, instead of a move.

We are using Aspose.Words 21.6.0. Please advise. Thanks in advance!



The Document.Compare method ignores the “move” revisions when two documents are compared. We already logged this feature request as WORDSNET-14445 in our issue tracking system. You will be notified via this forum thread once this feature is available.

We apologize for your inconvenience.


Thank you for the prompt reply. We will patiently wait for the resolution of feature request WORDSNET-14445.

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The issues you have found earlier (filed as WORDSNET-14445) have been fixed in this Aspose.Words for .NET 23.1 update also available on NuGet.