Life should NOT be a trip to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an cool and well preserved body, but rather to skid in, chocolate in one hand, beer in the other, body wrecked, totally worn out and screaming WOO HOO what a ride!
This is a new testing problem for me (or just maybe a very old one I've forgotten the answer to). Our client has the same electronic form produced by 2 different forms generators and needs to know what the "significant" differences are. Clearly, the text has to be the same. Because these are legal documents layout (font, spacing, etc) may be important. To begin with, we assume we have to convert the 2 versions from their native format to some common encoding (.bmp, .tif, .pdf, whatever). But then, can someone suggest some tools to help us view differences at the right level of detail? A straight bitmap compare would have too much "noise" to be useful. A colleague has experimented with a comparison feature in Adobe Reader and some image editors (e.g. PhotoShop) but hasn't found a satisfying technique yet.