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How to compare files

Tutorial Description: This tutorial describes various methods for comparing files.

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Steps:

  1. Open ExamDiff Pro and select the Files option in the Compare dialog.

    ExamDiff Pro main compare dialog

  2. The first way you can choose the files you want to compare is by typing the file paths into the two text boxes. Note that these text boxes use AutoComplete - as you type a file path the program will attempt to complete it.

    ExamDiff Pro intuitive AutoComplete feature

  3. Another way to select the files is by clicking on the a drop-down arrow. The drop-down boxes remember the last 20 files you compared by default, and this number can be changed in Options | Misc.

    By clicking on the drop-down arrows in ExamDiff Pro main compare dialog, ExamDiff Pro brings up a list of the last twenty files you compared

  4. A third way to specify the files is by clicking on the Browse buttons ExamDiff Pro Browse button (the ones closest to the text boxes), and then browsing for the files you want.

    ExamDiff Pro Browse dialog shown next to the main compare dialog, with the Browse button (the one next to the combo box) outlined

  5. Yet another way to choose the files is through drag-and-drop. Select a file or files from anywhere outside of ExamDiff (preferably from Windows Explorer or some other file management program) and drag them onto the Compare dialog box.

    Windows Explorer shown next to ExamDiff Pro main compare dialog, with two files being dragged from the Windows Explorer into ExamDiff Pro

  6. Finally, after you have chosen the files to compare, click on the Compare button, and the files will be compared.

    ExamDiff Pro main window, with two files being compared

Note: One more way to choose the files you wish to compare is through Shell extensions. This will be covered in a later tutorial.