How to find xlCompare on my PC.
xlCompare is a COM-Addin for Microsoft Excel. On your PC you can find it in 3 places:
- In your Excel application.xlCompare adds ribbon tab "Compare and Merge"
to Excel 2010/2007 and Compare menu to the Excel 2003. All comparison commands can be
found in this menu. Also you can use this menu/ribbon to activate xlCompare,
check activation status of your copy, check of updates and contact
Spreadsheet Tools support service.
- On your Desktop. xlCompare installs wrapper application which you
can use to compare files without opening them in Excel.
You need only select 2 workbooks and choose what you want to
compare – workbooks, names or VBA Project.
- In All Programs | xlCompare menu you can find same utility as installed to your Desktop.
One of the common issue you may have – ribbon\menu in Excel
is not present and when you use desktop tool it starts and
exists without showing comparison results. In this case you need to make
sure that you’ve installed the right version of xlCompare. It's bitness
should match Excel’s bitness. If you have Excel 2010 64-bit, you should
install xlCompare 64-bit. In all other cases you should install xlCompare
32-bit even if you have Windows 7.
To check which version of Excel 2010 you have,
you need to use Help command on the File tab.
This command displays full version information about Excel installed
on your PC, including bitness. After version number there
should be written 32-bit or 64-bit.