Document Comparison Tool

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This technical note explains Lexbe’s built-in document comparison feature that will compare the text of two separate documents within a case and highlight the differences.  This can be extremely helpful when reviewing email chains or near duplicate documents.  For more on email chains and near duplicate documents, see Email Threading and Near Duplication


In document intensive cases, there will inevitably be numerous duplicate documents, near duplicate documents and email chains.  Handling duplicate documents can be as easy as simply filtering them out of review or removing them from the data set completely.  Handling near duplicate documents and email chains, however, require a bit more attention as the minor differences can be pertinent.  One way to quickly spot the differences is to use a comparison tool.  Lexbe’s built-in document comparison feature provides both a side by side or line by line display option of two documents highlighting all the differences.  Documents are compared within the Doc Viewer and can be selected from the Browse page, Search page or through linear document progression within the Doc Viewer itself.



To execute the compare feature:

Fig. 1  Location

Fig. 2  Side by Side Comparison Display

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