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About Compare It!
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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
Defining Column Ranges File Open Dialog

Compare It! can work with specified columns of text lines.

Here are some simple examples:

1-5 compare only first 5 characters
5-15 compare only 10 characters starting from 5-th.
15+ compare only the rest of the line starting from character 15 (ignore first 14 characters )

If necessary, you can use a more advanced approach. For example, defining a column range of 2-4,6,8+ will convert the string 1234567890 to 2346890 for comparison.

See Also

Options Dialog Box: Comparison

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