Printing

This preference page enables you to control the headers and footers that are shown on printed file or folder comparison pages.

Header

Check this checkbox to show a header on printed file or folder comparison pages.

Header entry field

This control displays a preview of how the header text will appear in a file/folder comparison printout. You can edit the contents of the control to change how the header will appear, and the information that it will contain. Tokens can be inserted into the text for expansion during printing using the Insert Token drop-down.

Text can be formatted by selecting it and using the Format menu.

Header Insert Token

Use this drop-down list to insert special tokens into the adjacent header entry field. The available tokens are described below.

Footer

Check this checkbox to show a footer on printed file or folder comparison pages.

Footer entry field

This control displays a preview of how the footer text will appear in a file/folder comparison printout. You can edit the contents of the control to change how the footer will appear, and the information that it will contain. Tokens can be inserted into the text for expansion during printing using the Insert Token drop-down.

Text can be formatted by selecting it and using the Format menu.

Footer Insert Token

Use this drop-down list to insert special tokens into the adjacent footer entry field. The available tokens are described below.

Expansion tokens

The tokens that can be inserted are:

Code Menu Command Description
<F1/> First File/Folder The full path to the first file or folder.
<F2/> Second File/Folder The full path to the second file or folder.
<IF3>
<F3/>
</IF3>
Third File/Folder The full path to the second file or folder, but only when printing a three-way comparison. The <IF3></IF3> is used to enclose text that should only appear in a three-way comparison printout.
<PF1/> First File/Folder (short) A shortened form of the path to the first file or folder.
<PF2/> Second File/Folder (short) A shortened form of the path to the first file or folder.
<IF3>
<PF3/>
</IF3>
Third File/Folder (short) A shortened form of the path to the first file or folder, but only when printing a three-way comparison.
<T1/> First File/Folder Title The panel title assigned to the first file panel or folder results column via AppleScript. If no title is set, the file path is used instead.
<T2/> Second File/Folder Title The panel title assigned to the second file panel or folder results column via AppleScript. If no title is set, the file path is used instead.
<IF3>
<T3/>
</IF3>
Third File/Folder Title The panel title assigned to the third file panel or folder results column via AppleScript, but only when printing a three-way comparison. If no title is set, the file path is used instead. The <IF3></IF3> is used to enclose text that should only appear in a three-way comparison printout.
<PT1/> First File/Folder Title (short) A shortened form of the first panel or result column title. If no title is set, the file path is used instead.
<PT2/> Second File/Folder Title (short) A shortened form of the second panel or result column title. If no title is set, the file path is used instead.
<IF3>
<PT3/>
</IF3>
Third File/Folder Title (short) A shortened form of the third panel or result column title, but only when printing a three-way comparison. If no title is set, the file or folder path is used instead.
<TIME/> Date and Time The date and time of the printout.
<PAGE/> Page Number The current page number.
<NUMPAGES/> Number of Pages The total number of pages in the printout.
<S/> Change Summary A summary of the file or folder comparison results.