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Reports dialog box



This dialog box appears when saving a text, image or folder comparison.

Reports can be generated in 3 main formats:

  • Patch
  • XML
  • HTML

Folder / Text Comparisons

  • XML and HTML
    Folder Comparison reports in XML and HTML can reference sub-reports for Text, Image and Binary Comparisons when generated as independant Patch, XML or HTML files. Sub-reports can also be embedded in the Folder Comparison report. In such a case, files reports must be in the same format as the Folder Comparison report (XML or HTML).
    Technically the interest of embedding sub-reports is to avoid numerous small files which may be easier if you treat the XML by yourself. On the other hand for HTML production, your HTML page may become huge for large directories and make it hard to load in a web browser.
  • Patch reports
    You can select which sides you actually want to differentiate (from left / right / ancestor for both text and folders, and result in text mode). The 3 typical Unix patch formats are supported (Normal / Contextual / Unified Context)

Folder Comparisons only:

  • You can easily select a subset of the folder tree to export. There are two ways: selection (you can select items in the view with the usual Ctrl/Shift combinations while clicking in the tree) and bookmarks. Bookmarks are particularly interesting if you want to repeat the export later because they are saved in ECMT/ECMS documents, you can manipulate them more reliably also.
  • Note that you can use the 'hide item/make item visible' feature to remove entire sub-trees or single items from the export (hidden items are not exported, unless specified in the Folder Display options)

Click on a report type to display a page of configuration options for that report type. Click the Help button for information about the options for the currently selected report type.

When you have configured or reviewed the options for the selected report type and chosen how you will get the report, click on the OK button to create the report.
If you click the Apply button, the options will be kept for latter usage either from graphical interface or from command line interface. The Export / Copy command line to clipboard will generate for you the command line to launch in order to generate the desired report directly from command line interface.

 Both files and folders HTML reports are tailored for printing. The various line omission/compression options spare you pages. You can select the Monochrome rendering (which is an 'ink-saving' model) to spare on ink.

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