What is Araxis Merge and what is it used for?
Araxis Merge is a visual file comparison application (diff), as well as merge and sync folders, for a variety of formats.
With Araxis Merge instantly identify each change between the different draft contracts or manuscript. Open and compare Microsoft Office text (Word and Excel), OpenDocument, PDF, and RTF files directly. Copy text from other applications (such as Microsoft Word) and paste it directly into a text comparison.
Compare, understand, and combine different versions of source files. Work quickly and accurately, whether you’re comparing individual files or reconciling entire branches of source code. Use tripartite comparison to integrate changes made by you and those made by a colleague, with a common ancestral version.
Create an HTML or XML report independent of your findings. Add bookmarks and comments to a file or folder comparison, then save it as a single file to email to other team members for review.
Merge doesn’t just compare text files. Use image comparison to compare many different types of image files and instantly see which pixels have been modified. Binary comparison allows you to identify differences in data files at a byte level.
Merge Professional adds an advanced three-way visual file comparison and merges with Standard Edition bi-directional visual file comparison and merging. Automatic merging allows quick reconciliation of even the largest files. File comparisons can be initiated directly from a three-way folder comparison, enabling efficient integration of entire branches of source code.