Printing File Comparisons

Commands in the FilePrint… submenu enable you to preview or print a hard copy of the files displayed within the file comparison tab.

Optimizing printed pages

For best results, use the FilePrintPrinter setup… command to set the page orientation to Landscape before printing.

The Print… dialog contains a number of options that you can use to improve the appearance of your hard copies. In particular, the Scale text option is useful for fitting more text onto the page and minimizing line-wrapping. The Include only pages that contain changes option is useful for reducing the number of pages that are printed for large files.


Merge attempts to use the same colours and fonts in printouts that you see on the screen. If you are printing to a black and white printer, colours will usually (depending on your printer and printer driver) be converted to grey-scales. Some colours that work well on screen may be too faint to read when printed in this way.

Printer drivers vary a great deal in speed and quality. If the printed output generated by Merge looks worse on one printer than on another, you may need to download and install updated printer drivers from the printer’s manufacturer.