SUMMARY: I am looking for an effective document comparison tool for FrameMaker that will detect changes between two files, where I will apply change bars to indicate the changes.
I am working with a client who creates a version A and has it translated into several languages. Then the client internally publishes Version B, Version C and eventually Version D in English only for internal use. Each subsequent version has change bars only showing changes from the previous version. I need to take the source English Version "D" and make it show change bars for *all* differences back to Version "A". I have Version "A" and Version "D" for Doc Compare. As most of you know, the Doc Compare utility in FrameMaker (this is version 6.0) is not very strong in tables. There is a sort of fuzzy logic where in an entire table will show that all of its contents have changed if more than 2/3 of the table cells have changes in them. (I know about the work around to save tables to paragraphs in individual files and then compare that; am looking for something less painful Has anyone found an effective tool outside of FrameMaker for comparing documents and marking all text (including table contents) that has changed, and thus should be showing change bars. Please "cc" my name on your response. I have the "daily digest" option on the FrameUsers list, and have been unable to get into www.frameusers.com for the past two weeks as there is a message "Site off-line: FrameUsers.com is cucrently under maintenance. We should be back online Monday. Thank you for your patience." Maxwell Hoffmann Production Lead Welocalize Tel. 503.274.2211 Mob. 301.693.7728 Fax: 503.274.2611 www.welocalize.com <http://www.welocalize.com/>