23963RE: [Clip] Second window - diff, scroll?
- Aug 27, 2013I would be happy to share my code with you privately, but it may be overkill for you. I set up everything in advance in variables,
then issue the command to run the diff tool using those variables, and hold Notetab at bay until the diff tool is closed. The
variables are based on the name of the primary open document, some processing takes place, a new document is created, and the diff
tool compares the two. Everything is automatic, you don't lift a finger until you see the results in the diff tool to see if you
like what the clip library has done. I must say, I have gotten so used to this method, that I often don't even look at the output
file separately - CompareIt shows me exactly what I need to see. My work isn't with code, but with recipes.
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From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Robert Bull
Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 14:28
To: Art Kocsis
Subject: Re: [Clip] Second window - diff, scroll?
On Monday, August 26, 2013, 11:35:39 PM, Art Kocsis wrote:
AK> To answer your question - No, it is not possible to lock the
AK> windows and , No there is no builtin compare engine in NTB. It IS
AK> something we have asked for multiple times but to no avail.
It's a feature included in VDE, my favourite DOS editor from way back!
Strange how Windows software takes so long to catch up. But I seem to
remember VDE's author saying that with Windows, a programmer spends
more time interacting with the OS than solving the problem they had in
the first place. However, I find freeware TED Notepad
http://www.jsimlo.sk/notepad/ has a mode to compare two phrases
(rather than files), and EmEditor http://www.emeditor.com/ has a
fairly extensive file "diff" feature.
AK> The best app, bar none, to compare two files is Beyond Compare by
AK> Scooter software. It is smart, feature laden and its UI is so
AK> intuitive that one never needs a manual. It has modes for
AK> comparing text, images, binary, music, registry, html, et al -
I already have a license for a recent but non-current version of
ExamDiff Pro, http://www.prestosoft.com/edp_examdiffpro.asp It
compares PDFs, DOC, etc., by using plug-ins to converting them to
text, then comparing the text. This is a bit hit or miss, depending
on the plug-ins. I don't know how its competitors work.
Thanks to you and others for suggestions of WinMerge, CompareIt! etc.
AK> It would be fairly trivial to write a clip to invoke either one of
AK> these apps with your two open docs.
That's what I may try to do. I dislike delving into NTP's manual; it
always seems harder than it should be to find things, a result of the
feature-richness of the program, perhaps. I hope there's a way to pick
up the files in different tabs to use as command-line arguments.
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