The Differences palette is a tool for comparing variations between notebooks. It looks at all aspects of each notebook being compared, from textual content, inputs/outputs, and images to cell options, including cell tags and applied cell styles. The result is a standalone report outlining all the differences.


The first two buttons select two individual notebooks to compare, or two directories or project files for comparing multiple notebooks at once.

The remaining buttons set exclusions, which are particularly useful for narrowing down the kinds of differences that should be displayed in the resulting report without exposing differences that are not relevant to the current scope of concern.