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#   Feature Votes
1.   Compare Word and Excel files
2.   Intelligently compare XML files
3.   Understand the start and end of C/C++ (or other language) functions, so compare function by function rather than just line by line
4.   Compare files/folders on FTP or SSH servers
5.   Compare Office 2007 Word and Excel files
6.   Integrate with version control systems allowing to compare files with their versions and perform version control operations from ExamDiff Pro
7.   Portable version
8.   Create directory comparison HTML diff report with links to file comparison HTML diff reports
9.   Compare file lists (text files that contain file paths in each line)
10.   Binary file editing
11.   Unix version
12.   Patch (.exe) generator
13.   Support other languages for the user interface
14.   Option to save file differences as "unified diffs" (like diff -U in the GNU diff)
15.   Compare archives as directories
16.   Implement ExamDiff Pro as a tabbed MDI application
17.   Option to reuse running instance of ExamDiff Pro
18.   Ability to select fragments in both files and compare only them, in the context of the rest of the files
19.   Implement fast binary comparison mode (byte-by-byte comparison)
20.   Have a distinct color for ignores, when "Ignore the ignores" is turned on
21.   Option to use MD5 instead of CRC32
22.   Selective Line Editing like in KEDIT
23.   Compare tab/comma-separated files column by column with the ability to ignore columns (referred to by their numbers)
24.   Ability to ignore text fragments selected in file comparison panes
25.   Use scale factor when printing reports
26.   Perform multi-line matching where one line can be matched to multiple lines while ignoring linebreaks
27.   Command to match braces in file comparison editor
28.   Run an external program on two selected files
29.   Have full screen mode, showing just the 2 files/directories -- but with keyboard accelerators still working (Next Diff etc.)
30.   Option to process files, whose content matches a regular expression, during directory comparison
31.   Ability to hide the output pane in 3-way merging
32.   Ability to place manual synchronization links between lines instead of on lines
33.   Ability to generate detailed diff report (with file differences, like with the /t command line option) from the directory comparison GUI
34.   Ability to compare numbers as numbers and ignore small differences
35.   Ability to set different detail levels for the main file comparison panes and the line inspector.
36.   Logging of changes in the file comparison differences in the Diff combo box during the merging procedure, like "Resolved - copied missing text from File2 to File1", "Replaced Block in File2 with block from File1", "Deleted Block in File2"
37.   Upon launching matched file comparison from directory comparison, navigate through matched file pairs using Next and Previous commands
38.   Ability to customize ExamDiff Pro title bar text
39.   Ability to flatten subdirectories in directory comparison so that relative paths are ignored
40.   "Virtual space" for file editing (allow cursor position past End of Line in Edit Mode)
41.   Command line option to start directory synchronisation
42.   Ability to launch multiple file comparison sessions, one for each selected file, from directory comparison.
43.   Allow the following: "examdiff file1.c *.bak" (meaning "examdiff file1.c file1.bak")
44.   Add new commands to the directory comparison context menu: "Compare matched in binary/text mode" and "Compare matched with/without plug-ins", similar to the already present "Perform full comparison"
45.   Ability to replace all left/right file differences by a click of a button.
46.   Ability to output a comment (in specific programming languages) when you merge changes. Comments would include date, name, reason etc.
47.   Compare database fields using ODBC links to SQL Server, Oracle, etc.
48.   Offer "Apply" button on the Options dialog
49.   Show the line length in text files (in the status bar or to the left -- next to the line number)
50.   Diff statistics such as lines deleted, added, changed per file accumulated per folder
51.   Option to perform byte-by-byte comparison of files larger than certain size
52.   Provide an easier means of identifying columns to ignore (e.g. via mouse drag) instead of typing in before/after column numbers in options
53.   Option to use a user-defined color for nonexistent (padding) lines
54.   Ability to find duplicate files
55.   Ability to filter directory views by file attributes
56.   Show number of unchanged lines in the status bar of directory comparison (in full file comparison mode)
57.   Ability to freeze columns in directory comparison panes
58.   Ability to ignore substitution strings e.g. R.D.S. is same as RDS
59.   Reuse a print job when file diff reports are printed along with the directory diff report
60.   Ability to display more columns in directory comparison views (similar to Windows Explorer)
61.   Ability to disable file renaming in directory comparison
62.   Ability to associate file extensions with named sessions; auto-invoke session if compared files have same extensions
63.   Ability to associate file extensions with Ignore options
64.   When printing out a diff report, indicate on each page that a change occurred
65.   Synchronize Directories needs an option to delete files in the destination folder if they are not present in the source folder
66.   Ability to concurrently search in both panes and find the first match in either one (from the current "matched" line)
67.   Ability to define 'Double-click on the line number' behavior (possible choice: copy the line to the opposite file)
68.   Ability to add manual synchronization points during a 3-way merge
69.   Show icon overlays in directory comparison views
70.   Option to sort sessions in alphabetical order
71.   Commands to use all or remaining L/C/R blocks during merging
72.   Add the manual synchronization feature to binary comparisons
73.   Option to disable update check when the user starts the ExamDiff Pro for the first time (via the installer)
74.   Allow combining L/C/R blocks in any order during merging
75.   Automated file synchronization
76.   Command to navigate to the next real line, jumping over padded lines
77.   "Add Block and Comment Out Existing Block" option with support for multiple programming languages
78.   Copy directory but not its contents (so you can quickly dive deeper and copy only the subdirectories you want)
79.   Add a second splitter to allow viewing different sections of a file/directory in the comparison window
80.   Add a column to show number of lines in text files in directory comparison and show total number of lines in the status bar
81.   Ability to save/load sessions from the Files/Directories | Session menu
82.   Ability to save differences of files as separate files and also to save common part as separate file
83.   Option to not treat CR character as a linebreak
84.   Ability to search a directory for words
85.   Option to only (recursively) compare subfolders if they are present in both directories
86.   Ability to turn on or off "Use Ignores" using the Compare dialog (or indirectly in the Options), before comparing files
87.   Ability to specify language of a file, with grammatical rules (e.g. parts of words for word wrap) affected by the language
88.   Option to have items for identical sections in the top combo box (currently only items for differences are added)