Workshare Launches Comparison Software for Microsoft Excel

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New Excel comparison application makes it easy to quickly compare spreadsheets for changes and accuracy.

As in so many of the other office productivity software applications, there really have not been easy and effective ways to compare versions and changes in Microsoft Excel spreadsheets

Workshare, the global leader in document comparison software, today launches Workshare Compare for Excel and Workshare Compare Basic for Excel, two versions of a software application to compare and identify changes made to Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. This new product joins Workshare’s portfolio of application comparison software – the newly introduced Workshare Compare for PowerPoint and its flagship Workshare Professional for Microsoft Word and PDF.

Workshare Compare for Excel allows users to streamline their spreadsheet review process, making it much easier to collaborate and identify changes to Microsoft Excel workbooks. Typically, changes in spreadsheets are made quickly, and spreadsheet owners and approvers may have no idea what was changed. The Workshare Compare for Excel capabilities allows users to compare two different spreadsheets -- or two versions of the same spreadsheet -- and graphically see the differences. The software will compare cell values as well as macros, cell formatting, entered and calculated values, formulas, structural changes, and more.

The application displays side-by-side and color-coded change comparisons for easy identification and all comparison results can be exported to a fresh Excel workbook for reporting and further analysis.

“As in so many of the other office productivity software applications, there really have not been easy and effective ways to compare versions and changes in Microsoft Excel spreadsheets,” explained Matthew Brown, Vice President of Marketing. “Workshare, with its decade of comparison technology experience, is now making it easy for to quickly compare spreadsheets – including embedded formulas, macros and more. The version control and revision process will be much improved with this new software.”

Other Key Features of Workshare Compare for Excel

  • Identifies inserted or deleted rows and columns with ‘Smart Compare’ technology which deals intelligently with cells that have simply moved position within the workbook
  • Provides visibility into important structural changes that include changes to formulas, macros, pivot tables, queries and more
  • Detailed line-by-line comparison of macros and VB code; macro changes can be selected from the comparison results and displayed side-by-side, showing each code change
  • Comprehensive reporting on all types of changes with filterable results
  • Synchronized 3-pane view allows comparison views even when rows or columns have been added or deleted

For more than ten years Workshare has provided the leading comparison software for Microsoft Word and recently applied its technology and expertise to PowerPoint presentation slides. Now, with the addition of comparison for Microsoft Excel, knowledge workers no longer have to struggle with line by line ‘eyeball’ comparisons for any office productivity applications, saving time, avoiding mistakes, reducing frustration and allowing users to spend more time creating high quality final products.

Workshare today is introducing two versions of this Microsoft Excel comparison software: Workshare Compare for Excel and Workshare Compare Basic for Excel. The Basic version compares entered values within Excel spreadsheets and is ideal for the small or home office user who needs to only identify changes to entered values.

Availability and Pricing
Both versions of the product are available now and a free trial can be downloaded directly from A one year subscription of the Workshare Compare for Excel starts at $145 USD per year and includes product upgrades. Workshare Compare Basic for Excel costs $30 USD.

About Workshare
Workshare, a company with a ten-year history developing and providing document comparison technology, has been a long-time leader working with the legal industry's entrusted content. The company’s software solutions enable organizations to control and manage documents and information efficiently and securely. More than one million professionals rely on Workshare solutions to increase productivity and safeguard their confidential information; ultimately securing their intellectual property, customer relationships and the organization's reputation. Workshare's comparison and collaboration solutions provide risk management and security to over 14,000 organizations worldwide. For more information, visit

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