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Welcome to Compare It!
About Compare It!
Installing and Removing Compare It!
What's New in This release?
Quick Start
User Interface Basics
Application Window Illustration
Using Compare It!
Comparing files
Merging Files
Editing Files
Setting Options
File Filters
Advanced Comparison
Printing and Reporting
Print options
Print Options: Margins
Print Options: Advanced
Comparison report
Comparison statistics
Keyboard Shortcuts, Toolbar Buttons, Menu Commands
Advanced Functions
Adding Shortcuts to External Applications
Adaptive comparison
Auto Backup
Automatch rules
Command Line Usage
Configuration File
Changes Only Mode
Custom Syntax Files
Defining Column Ranges
Enhanced Open File
File lists support
Folders comparison
Ignore Difference
Manual Matching
Merged Report
Moved Sections
Partial matching
Result File Support
Unicode Support
Using Compare It! with File Manager
Using fixed/alternative font
Using Regular Expressions
Using RegExps substrings
Word files comparison
Excel files comparison
Other file formats support
Zip File Support
General Information
What is Shareware?
How To Register
Warranty and License
Future Releases
Other Products
Frequently Asked Questions
Updates and Support
Changes Only Mode

The Changes Only mode provides you with a view of all the differences found between files, without having to move between changes. In this mode, all identical lines are hidden, except for several context lines. Default number of context lines is set to 5, you can modify this in options. This approach minimizes the quantity of data you must look through to review changes.

Compare It! shows this icon in the pane title area when the Changes Only mode is active.

You can get the same result in reports and printouts by using the Print changes only option.

To toggle Changes Only mode:

  • Choose View > Changes Only.

Editing in Changes Only mode

Due to nature of Changes only mode, there are some limitations on file editing. In this mode you can only do block/line merging operations, such as Diff/Line to source etc; you can also use Merge Bar for merging. Standard editing is not allowed to avoid conflicts with normal mode.

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