Juxta is an open-source tool for comparing and collating multiple versions of a single textual work. It can be accessed through the web at juxtacommons.org, through a desktop application at juxtasoftware.org, or through a subscription for advanced collating at juxtaeditions.com.

The software allows users to set any of the variations of a text as the Base Document for creating a Scholarly Edition. Users can also add or remove versions, change the base text, annotate comparisons, and save the results.

For more information on this process, see the videos on the "My Desk" part of your account.


Step-by-Step Guides

Start in Juxta
In order to get started in Juxta, you will need to set up user accounts for yourself and any collaborators.
Create an Edition
Editions are one of the basic building blocks of Juxta. An edition is a container for one or more documents, which the user creates by uploading and transcribing a text. (Usually a historical text, such as a page of an illuminated manuscript or a scan of a handwritten letter.) Transcription can be done manually or through OCR.  You can add sections, such as chapter breaks, into the text itself.
Compare Documents
Once two or more documents have been uploaded to an edition and transcribed, they can be collated and compared in order to see their differences and decide which to use as the base document.
Annotate an Edition
Documents may also be annotated in a variety of ways, such as by noting a deletion (strikethrough) in the original text, underlining or italics, or other similar nuances in-text.