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Using Compare It!
Comparing files
Merging Files
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File Filters
Advanced Comparison
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Print Options: Margins
Print Options: Advanced
Comparison report
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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
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Future Releases
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Frequently Asked Questions
Updates and Support
Using Alternative viewers Options: Converters Printing

Unlike converters, which extract text from various formats and pass it to the text comparison engine, viewers can handle non-text files directly. Appropriate viewer can compare and display such files according to it's contents.

Currently only 2 additional built-in viewers are available - binary and image comparison. In future more viewers will be released, custom API for independent viewers development is also planned for future.

How to enable or disable viewer

You can toggle usage of a specific viewer by toggling appropriate checkbox in Options > Viewers page.

How to invoke viewer automatically for certain file types

When you specify file mask in viewer configuration, Compare It will try to automatically load these files to selected viewer. Note that you can choose one of preset file filters, so you can edit it in single place later.

Additionaly, you can set Autodetect file type option to try identifying file type by contents.

See Also

Binary viewer
Images viewer

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