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4TOPS Compare Spreadsheets

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

If you've ever had to compare two large Excel spreadsheets, looking for minute differences in hundreds of rows of figures, you know how mind-numbing the task can be. This program runs an automatic comparison between documents, finding differences and presenting them in a convenient HTML-based summary file. Users can select specific document areas to compare, and can save profile settings so the same comparison can be run again later.

In our tests, comparison of two large Excel documents (about 2,500 rows apiece) took about 10 minutes. Advanced users can also use the tool in Visual Basic or Office applications. Overall, we think the program could be an extremely useful and timesaving tool for active Excel users.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.2

Version 3.2 supports OpenOffice ods and other spreadsheet formats in addition to Excel and handles merged cells and locked worksheets.


Release October 10, 2012
Date Added June 26, 2012
Version 3.2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Microsoft Office Excel 2000


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Developer's Description

4TOPS Compare Spreadsheets features easy to interpret reports using HTML. It generates difference reports in HTML and color highlights the different cells showing what was added, removed or changed. With the hyperlinks you easily navigate from the differences report to the location where the differences.
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