The Compare With menu can be accessed in one of the following ways:
·By selecting multiple objects or sites for comparison, right clicking, and hovering over Compare With.
·Within the Compare section of the Architect tab.
Last Loaded Version - will compare one or more loaded sites against the last loaded design from SharePoint. Since the loaded design is already available, this operation will be very quick. It is also ideal if you are working with Metalogix Architect Suite off-line and do not have access to the SharePoint environment. However, there is a risk that the latest loaded version is not current. The loaded version may be updated by using the Refresh option.
Latest from SharePoint - similar to the above option, the selected sites will be compared to the existing design. The difference is that this time the comparison will run against a live SharePoint environment. This operation cannot be done offline and it will take more time to complete than the previous options. However, the results will be current.
Each Other (Cached) - will compare two or more sites (loaded into the application against each other). This option is ideal for synchronizing objects like content types, lists or columns across multiple sites. In order to enable this menu option, hold down the Ctrl button on your keyboard and then select the sites you want to compare with the mouse. After selecting the sites, right-click on any of these and select the option from the provided menu. The first site selected will be used as the source. All other sites will be compared to the first site. The target sites may be updated to synchronize the differences.
Each Other (Live) - see Live Compare! for additional information on this option.
The results of the compare operation are presented in the Compare View Tab or the Compare Sites View Tab in the Properties and Information area (4) of the interface or the Live Compare! interface.