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  • File Compare Report to PDF

    Is there any way to generate a PDF format file compare report via a script or command line switch?

  • #2
    Beyond Compare can't output directly to PDF. As a workaround, output the report to a printer and use a PDF Printer. A PDF printer is included with Windows 10. If you're using an older version of Windows, you might try something like Adobe Acrobat or PrimoPDF.
    Chris K Scooter Software


    • #3
      Is it possible to output to a printer via command line or script?


      • #4
        Yes, scripts can output reports to printers.

        Example script to compare a pair of files and output result to printer:

        file-report layout:side-by-side options:ignore-unimportant,display-mismatches output-torinter c:\file1.txt c:\file2.txt

        To run the script, use the command line:
        "c:\program files (x86)\beyond compare 3\bcompare.exe" @c:\script.txt

        The @ character makes Beyond Compare run a file as a script instead of loading it for interactive comparison.

        For more on scripting, see the following help file topics:
        Chris K Scooter Software