22018RE: [NTB] Text-compare tools: recommendations?
- Nov 30, 2010I have long lines and need wrapping and every single change between documents including whitespace. I use the free
You can control the granularity of what it compares. It is really for merging programmer's files too, but I find it
works great for my needs, which is probably pretty close to yours. I have tried just about all the free ones, and some
that cost money, and this remains my favorite. It's amazing how few of them do line wrapping.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Marcelo Bastos
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 12:07 PM
Subject: [NTB] Text-compare tools: recommendations?
I have been searching for a good text-compare tool for years. Yes, I'm
aware of WinMerge and similar tools, but they have a major shortcoming:
they are geared for programmers, and do line-by-line comparison.
Furthermore, they don't wrap lines.
I'm looking for something able to deal with long lines of regular text,
doing word-by-word (or better yet, character-by-character) comparison. I
have been using Microsoft Word for that, but it has a big problem --
Word is a terrible HTML editor (no, I lie: it would have to improve a
lot in order to ascend to "terrible" status). So I have to use it to
find the differences and edit them in Notetab in a separate window,
which is not very efficient.
I recently became aware of a tool called "Diffuse", and it seems to at
least highlight the exact place of the difference (instead of just the
entire line), but it still looks too programmer-geared for my needs.
Does anybody know of a tool with the features I mentioned?
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