The last two columns are only relevant if row and/or column alignment is selected.They contain the cell addresses of the different content in the original workbooksselected for comparison. These are unaffected by the insertion of blank alignmentrows and columns. Blank rows and columns are only inserted in workbook copies.
If you are referring back to your original workbooks you should use thevalues in these two columns rather than the very first one.
is selected, the cells that differ between two sheets arehighlighted with color. When the comparision has finished, copies of the twoworkbooks you selected are generated with the added color, in addition to thedifference report workbook. Once again these are _copies_ of your workbooks andwill not be saved to your hard drive unless you ask Microsoft® Excel to.The Extras dialog allows you to specify what colors are used. It is invoked bypressing the Extras button.In the Extras dialog, a deleted cell is defined as a cell with content in Workbook #1,but no content in Workbook #2. An addition is defined as a cell with content inWorkbook #2, but no content in Workbook #1. In this respect Workbook #1 can beconsidered the original workbook and Workbook #2 the modified copy.
Existing Color Removal
Existing workbook color may make inspection of the results difficult. The Extrasdialog offers you the option of removing unconditional color from the workbookcopies before it starts to highlight the differences. Color is not removed from theoriginal workbooks you select.
Existing Hidden Sheets/Cells
Excel allows spreadsheet authors to hide whole rows and columns. Additionallywhole sheets may be made invisible. Differences may occur in these hiddenregions. Obviously there is little point in coloring a pair of cells if the results cannotbe seen. An option exists to unhide sheets, rows and columns on the workbookcopies. The original workbooks are not modified by selecting this option. Note thatselecting this option will only have an effect if
is also selectedon the main part of the user interface.
Hide Matching Rows
If large worksheets are compared and the different rows are widely separated,inspection of all the color highlighted rows may be difficult. An option exists to hidethe matching rows, just leaving the different rows visible. Selecting