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24545 Text Compare alignment still poor even on top setting

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  • 24545 Text Compare alignment still poor even on top setting

    Using Patience Deff I'm seeing e.g.

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    We'd expect to see

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    (created with manual alignment, F7)

    ... right?
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  • #2

    Each Alignment Algorithm functions differently, and while the human eye would expect different results, BC4 includes multiple algorithms and settings to adjust the comparison. If switching algorithms and altering the Alignment settings does not help, you would need to email in your current and sample files so we can take a look at the full files and how the code is executing on them. Email to and include a link back to this forum thread for our reference.
    Aaron P Scooter Software


    • #3

      Re the multiple algorithms and settings, I found none that improve on Patience Diff with [x] Use closeness matching.

      re this case, I just spotted closeness matching was unchecked and remedying this solves my problem.

      And how did that get unchecked?? I've just found that changing Never align differences sneakily unchecks Use closeness matching - rather than simply disabling it as per e.g. Unaligned. Not great, I think.