Compare Two Word Documents in Java

Andrew Wilson
1 min readJul 28, 2022


MS Word provides a built-in “Compare” feature that helps users quickly find all the differences between two Word documents. In this article, I will share how to compare two Word documents programmatically using Free Spire.Doc for Java.

Import Jar Dependency

Method 1: Download the free library and unzip it. Then add the Spire.Doc.jar file to your Java application as dependency.
Method 2: Directly add the jar dependency to maven project by adding the following configurations to the pom.xml.


Sample Code

import com.spire.doc.Document;

public class CompareWordDocuments {
public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {

//Create a Document instance
Document doc1 = new Document();
//Load the first Word document

//Create a Document instance
Document doc2 = new Document();
//Load the second Word document

//Compare the two Word documents, "Author");

//Save the result to file



Andrew Wilson