Additional File Viewer Rules for Beyond Compare 2

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As of version 2.1, Beyond Compare users can share File Viewer Rules by exporting and importing them.  Here are some File Viewer Rules that you may find useful.  If you develop others, let us know and we will list them here.

A registered version of Beyond Compare is not required to use these rules.


Simple Importable Rules

To import one of these xml Rules files:

  • Run Beyond Compare's Folder Viewer and select Tools | Import Settings.
  • In Select import file, enter the name of the rules file you downloaded and click Next.
  • Verify that the new rule(s) are checked in the Pick rules to import list and click Next, then Finish.
Clarion
17-Dec-2003   v1.0   2kb

This rule is useful for comparing .clw, .inc, .tpl, and .tpw Clarion source and templates.

COBOL
17-Dec-2003   v1.0   4kb

This rule is useful for comparing .cbl, .cpy, and .cob Cobol source files.

Sort
8-Dec-2004   v1.0   1kb

This rule is useful for sorting the lines within a file in alphabetical order before comparing them.  There are no default file types associated with it.

Rules That Use External Conversion

These rules run external conversions when loading and/or saving.  They pre-format text files or generate temporary text files from binary file formats.  Each includes a Readme with installation instructions.

HTML-To-Text
16-Jan-2004   v1.0   29kb

HTML-To-Text strips tags from .html files to produce plain text.

HTML Tidy and XML Tidy
10-Sep-2007   v1.0.2   108kb

HTML Tidy reformats the lines of .html files in a consistent style.
XML Tidy does the same for .xml files.
XML Tidy Sorted will sort elements in XML Nodes.

Jalopy
21-Feb-2005   v1.0   1.6mb

Reformats java source code using the Jalopy Java Source Formatter.

Java Class
18-Dec-2003   v1.0   202kb

Decompiles .class files into plain text.

Java Formatted Class
21-Apr-2005   v1.0   2kb

Decompiles and formats .class files into plain text.  Requires Jalopy & Java Class rules.

MS Access
14-Sep-2006   v1.0   2kb

Uses Microsoft Access to convert .mdb files into plain text.

MS Excel
11-Jan-2008   v1.0.3   2kb

Uses Microsoft Excel to convert .xls and .xlsx files into plain text.  Supports data and formula comparison.

MS Excel Merge
11-Sept-2006   v1.0.2   3kb

Uses Microsoft Excel to convert .xls files into XML.  Supports read and write of Excel files.

MS PowerPoint
11-Jan-2008   v1.0.1   2kb

Uses Microsoft PowerPoint to convert .ppt and .pptx files into plain text.

MS SQL Server Object
06-Apr-2006   v1.0   4kb

Compare Microsoft SQL Server 7 and 2000 (not 2005) database object scripts.

MS SQL Server SELECT
06-Apr-2006   v1.0   4kb

Compare Microsoft SQL Server 7 and 2000 (not 2005) user generated select statements.

MS Word
11-Jan-2008   v1.0.3   2kb

Uses Microsoft Word to convert .doc and .docx files into plain text.

OpenOffice.org
16-Sept-2008   v1.0.2   103kb

Converts OpenOffice.org files (*.odt, *.ods, *.odp, and others) into text.

Oracle Forms
13-April-2005   v1.0.1   240kb

Converts Oracle forms, reports, libraries and menus (*.mmb, *.olb, *.RDF, *.fmb, *.pll) into text or xml format.

PDF
23-May-2012   v1.2   380kb

Converts Adobe Acrobat PDF files into plain text.

PDF to DOC
9-Nov-2005   v1.1   233kb

Compares PDF files to DOC files as plain text.

Sorted Ini
04-Feb-2008   v1.0.1   576kb

Rearranges the sections and the keys within each section for .ini files.

Sorted Ini & Reg with comments
03-Apr-2007   v1.1   4kb

Rearranges the sections and the keys within each section for .ini and reg files, includes comments.  Requires .net runtime.

Visual Basic
8-Dec-2004   v1.0   5kb

Removes line numbers from Visual Basic source files.  (Source)

Visual Studio Project
29-Nov-2007  v1.0   12kb

Splits long lines in Microsoft Visual Studio *.VCPROJ files.  Author's page for this rule at http://code.google.com/p/vbstools/.

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