Specify compare tool

This procedure lets you use an alternate tool for the compare function.

DITA CMS lets you specify an external compare tool, if you'd rather use your own – rather than the one that's built into Eclipse.

  1. From the Window menu, select Preferences....
    The Preferences dialog opens.
  2. Select DITA CMS > General Behavior.
    The General Behavior pane appears.
  3. In the External Compare area, click the Browse... button.
    The Browse For File dialog appears.
  4. Navigate to the required application and select it.
    Note: If your compare tool requires command line parameters, you may need to write a batch file and select it instead.
  5. Click OK.
    The path to the selected application (or batch file) appears in the Application field.
  6. Select the documents type(s) that the compare tool should be used with: Topics or Maps (or both).
  7. Click Apply.
  8. Click OK.
The specified compare tool will be used for the document types you selected.