Customizing Printed Headers and Footers

The headers and footers in file and folder comparison printouts can be customized using the controls on the in file and folder print customization options pages. Merge provides several codes that you can embed within the header and footer text to insert dynamic content within a page header or footer. You can insert these codes by hand, or use the expansion codes button on the header or footer toolbars.

The codes 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.
<B1/> First File/Folder The name of the first file or folder.
<B2/> Second File/Folder The name of the second file or folder.
<IF3><B3/></IF3> Third File/Folder The name of the third file or folder. The <IF3></IF3> is used to enclose text that should only appear in a three-way comparison printout.
<T1/> First File/Folder Title The panel title assigned to the first file panel or folder results column via the Automation API. 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 the Automation API. 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 the Automation API, 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 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.