23959RE: [Clip] Second window - diff, scroll?
- Aug 26, 2013I second ComparIt!. I do have clips to evoke it, and several other compare tools, but this is the only one that I use. For one
thing, it has the ability to wrap text lines in paragraphs during the compare, so you don't have to scroll for miles off the screen
to make comparisons on long lines. That alone is enough for me, since I compare actual text, rather than code, which tends to be
shorter lines. I have also used it when NoteTab consumes itself, which has happened several times, in spite of the fact that it is
not supposed to happen. (I now know how to force it to do so.) Nothing like being able to compare two 1.5M clip libraries, and
choose what should be there and what should not be there.
If anyone chooses to buy it, there is a 'coupon' code or discount for 25%. Use that, then you'll have the best compare tool you can
ask for. It doesn't get updated - but it doesn't need it. In my RecipeClips system, it is set to compare the before with the after
for every complete run. You can spot immediately when it does anything wrong, even a missed space, capitalized letter, a comma out
of place, etc. I have tried them all, even paid ones, and nothing even comes close for the kind of text that I work with.
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Sent: Monday, August 26, 2013 15:36
Subject: Re: [Clip] Second window - diff, scroll?
At 8/25/2013 09:32 AM, Robert wrote:
>NTP can display two documents side by side by loading two documents inTo answer your question - No, it is not possible to lock the windows
>separate tabs, then (Documents menu, Second Window, or Shift+Ctrl+W.
>Please, is it possible to lock them together so you can scroll them
>together, and/or show the differences between them? I.e., a simple
>built-in "diff" utility?
and , No there is no builtin compare engine in NTB. It IS something we have asked for multiple times but to no avail.
The best app, bar none, to compare two files is Beyond Compare by Scooter software. It is smart, feature laden and its UI is so
intuitive that one never needs a manual. It has modes for comparing text, images, binary, music, registry, html, et al - much more
than just text. I've even seen it paraphrase html code and mark the difference as unimportant! Every time I think of something I
think that it would be nice to have I find it is already there. It has a builtin text editor - no where near as extensive as NTB but
adequate. Unfortunately, it is not freeware but worth it if you compare files frequently.
For strictly comparing text, you could try the freeware app Win Merge.
It would be fairly trivial to write a clip to invoke either one of these apps with your two open docs.
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