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Need to compare files in Dreamweaver?

Jun 18, 2013   //   by Anthony Devine   //   Website Development tips  //  Comments Off on Need to compare files in Dreamweaver?
As it stands you cannot compare files in Dreamweaver. To do so you will need to install a third party tool. Depending on what version of Dreamweaver you have or if you are using a Mac or PC. Having tried this and failed I thought I would offer alternative options.
  • Notepad++
  • Beyond Compare
  • Notepad++ Just use the new Notepad++ Plugin Manager introduced since Notepad v5.6. Plugins menu > Plugin Manager , check the Compare checkbox and press install. The two files can be compared side by side and any anomalies highlighted. Beyond Compare Beyond Compare lets you comparing files and folders on your system. See the changes and then merge them. Handy sidebar that allows you to see changes immediately and navigate to them instantly. I would highly recommend this to any developer or someone who simply wants to compare large amounts of text in a side by side format. From personal experience I have found this to be the best file comparison program going.