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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
Quick Start

Compare It! is easy to use. This topic explains the basic steps.

To use Compare It!

  1. Select two files.
    You can do this in a number of ways:
    • If you are using 2 panels file manager, you can run Compare It! by passing two file names as parameters. See Using Compare It! with File Manager for details.
    • If you are using Windows Explorer, you can drag-and-drop files you want to compare to an open Compare It! window.
    • You can select the files to compare in the Enhanced Open File Dialog Box by choosing File > Open.
    After you select the files to compare, Compare It! performs the comparison and shows you the differences, side-by-side and color-coded.
  2. To edit the files, switch on the Edit mode (by pressing F9).
    Now you can modify your files, or merge them by differences. Try the ALT + ARROW (UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT) keyboard shortcuts to navigate through changes and copy changes from one file to the other.

These steps are covered in detail in Comparing Files.

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