Solved: How do I compare versions of documents in SharePoint and OneDrive

Problem Symptom

This article will show you how to compare and highlight the differences between various versions of the same document in SharePoint and OneDrive. SharePoint comes with the built-in version history that can be retrieved from Microsoft Word.

Solved: How do I compare versions of documents in SharePoint and OneDrive

Follow the below solution steps to compare versions of documents in SharePoint.

Solution

Step 1: Navigate to the location of SharePoint library or OneDrive where the document resides.

Step 2: Right-click on the Word document, and select Open in app option.

Right-click on the Word document, and select Open in app option.

Step 3: Switch to the Review tab.

Step 4: Click on the Compare icon and the Specific Version option from the list.

Click on the Compare icon and the Specific Version option from the list.

Step 5: A pop-up will appear to display the same version history that is available from SharePoint.

A pop-up will appear to display the same version history that is available from SharePoint.

Step 6: Click on the specific version you want to compare and then click on the Compare button.

Click on the specific version you want to compare and then click on the Compare button.

Step 7: A summary of changes/comparison in the format will be shown.

A summary of changes/comparison in the format will shown.