How to compare two documents or versions in Alfresco

I use to be asked about the ability of  Alfresco to compare documents or versions of a document. I used to say “not by default” but, this is not totally true, the right answer is “it depends”. In Alfresco, thanks “Edit Online” option and to the Share Point Protocol implementation in the server and with MS Office 2010 (or any other version with SPP support), you can compare versions of MS Office documents stored in Alfresco. Here you can see what I’m saying:

Apart from this solution, that is very straightforward but also very Windoze based solution, you can try to implement some of these other options (I haven’t tried them, by the way):

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