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OOo Compare: Inadequate

Mar 13, 2009, 19:33 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brendan Scott)

[ Thanks to Brendan Scott for this link. ]

"By way of a test I took two similar clauses and saved them to separate text files. I then used OpenOffice’s compare function to show the changes. This was the output...

"Despite there being some commonality between the two clauses - eg "may invoice" are the second and third words of both clauses, OpenOffice simply marked the whole thing as a change. The clauses are each less than 60 words - a markup should not be difficult. The output is unhelpful and this sort of output from compare is not unusual for OpenOffice."

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