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Draftable is used by large organisations to compare files and documents side-by-side and find the differences.
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Draftable Legal

Draftable Legal is trusted by law firms and legal teams to compare documents in Redline PDFs and tracked changes.

We help professionals make millions of comparisons each year

It's easy to find text differences with Draftable.

Side by Side View

Our side-by-side view lets you track changes in seconds. As you scroll, both docs stay in sync.

Single Page View

Switch to a single page view to see all changes in a redline view.

Change List

See every change together in one list. Click on a change that interests you, and you’ll be taken to that point in the doc.

Export to PDF

Export comparisons to PDF format for easy sharing with others. Available with both single-page and side-by-side view.

Content & Text Style Changes

It’s not just about content. See changes to text styles like font, font size, bold and italics.

Enterprise Ready

Battle-hardened and heavily tested, Draftable has been used to compare over 10 million documents. Service level guarantees available.


What is Draftable?

Draftable is a tool that helps you to compare any two documents online. It highlights (redlines) all differences between the two files so that you can find changes quickly. Click here to see a sample comparison.

What types of documents can I compare?

Using our online text diff checker software, you can compare any two PDF files, Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, Text files and PowerPoint presentations.

You can even compare a PDF file with a Word document, side-by-side. Draftable will redline all deletions and highlight all new changes.

Does Draftable offer an offline version?

Draftable offers document comparison software for large organisations. It is designed to help you find small differences and highlight key changes quickly, in a side-by-side viewer. We have three options:

  • Online tool - Free and no signup required.
  • Desktop - After a free trial, you can buy licenses for your team. Learn more here.
  • Enterprise solutions - Do you have specific security and privacy obligations? We have on-premise solutions including desktop software and a diff checker REST API. Read more here. Contact us here.

Why do I need it to compare documents in Word - I can use the Microsoft Word Compare function?

  • Broader file compatibility.
    Draftable has a broader file compatibility than Word Compare and support a wide range of file formats for comparison. Both Draftable and Draftable Legal can handle PDFs (including scanned documents), PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets, and even free text, without the need to convert them into Word format first.
  • Greater accuracy.
    If you’re using Draftable Legal, you’ll get greater accuracy over Word Compare, by detecting changes at a more detailed character level in addition to word-level changes.  Unlike MS Word, it also identifies text that has been moved and edited.
  • Greater workflow efficiency.
    You’ll also get greater workflow efficiency when using Draftable Legal over Word Compare. Draftable Legal integrates seamlessly with essential software such as Word, Outlook, and Document Management Systems. This integration reduces the number of clicks required to run a comparison. It speeds up subsequent tasks, like uploading files for comparison or sending comparison results and relevant input files directly from Draftable with a single click.

Read more about the differences between Draftable and MS Word Compare here.

What is redline document comparison?

Draftable offers different types of redline document comparison output including:
‍Redline tools display the differences between two documents with distinct formatting and colours for deleted, inserted and moved text, so you can easily identify changes directly within a single document view.

  • Redline PDF.
    Redline comparison as a PDF file.
  • Changed Page PDF.
    Redline comparison as PDF file, but only shows the pages that contain changed content
  • Word with Tracked Changes. 
    Redline comparison in a Word with Tracked Changes document.

Why would I use document comparison?

Draftable offers document comparison software for large companies. It is designed to help you find small differences and highlight key changes quickly, in a side-by-side viewer. We have three products:

  • Cost savings.
    Draftable shortens the process of finding changes down to just seconds, reducing the cost burden to your business.
  • Time savings.
    Get your day back – stop comparing documents manually.
  • Reduce embarrassing errors.
    Draftable helps your team stay on top of changes and look great in front of clients and colleagues.

Do I need a Microsoft 365 subscription to compare two Word documents with Draftable?

Upload your Word files into the launcher, click Compare, and see the differences highlighted. Read more here.

How do I find the differences between two Word documents?

Draftable can detect changes in Word text content, fonts (family size and colour), styling (e.g. bold, italics), and layout (alignment, indentation). It can also find differences in complex elements like tables, text boxes, hidden text, footnotes, and endnotes.

What types of differences can Draftable detect and how does it display the differences between two Word documents?

You don’t need a Microsoft 365 subscription to use Draftable Online or API. When using Draftable Desktop, you can compare Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents using Office 2007 or later (including 365 and non-365 versions).

To use the 'Export to Track Changes' feature on Draftable Desktop, you will need Office 2013 Pro Plus or later (including Office 365). See the full list of system requirements for Draftable Desktop here and for Draftable Legal here.

What about security?

Draftable takes security seriously. We specialise in document comparison for large organisations and can cater to teams who have obligations concerning privacy and security. This means we will gladly work with your IT or Dev teams to get you up and running in a smooth fashion.
To discuss our self-hosted version or API, Contact Us. Read More About Security.