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  • 18414 How do I get alignment here?

    How do I get auto-align of lines 1 and 2 here:



    You'd think I'd know this by now
    Last edited by chrisjj; 09-Aug-2014, 02:19 PM.

  • #2
    uncheck regular expressions (".." is matching more than just the initial periods)

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    • #3
      Oops, sorry, that was a misclick before the screenshot. Thanks for spotting it. Now corrected.

      Same result.

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      • #4
        Hello,

        The Replacements dialog does not change the Alignment. If two lines are already aligned, the Replacements dialog lets you define a specific difference as equal/unimportant.

        To change the Alignment, you would need to use the Session Settings, Alignment tab, and tweak settings here to see if they can be auto-aligned. Creating Line Weights in the Format may also have an impact on alignment.
        Aaron P Scooter Software

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Aaron View Post
          The Replacements dialog does not change the Alignment.
          Ah, yes sorry, you've told me that before. I forget, because it is so discordant with expectations.

          I hope a remedy is on the wishlist.

          Originally posted by Aaron View Post
          To change the Alignment, you would need to use the Session Settings, Alignment tab, and tweak settings here to see if they can be auto-aligned.
          Thanks, but requires "[ ] Never align differences" which gives unwanted alignments such as:



          I really hope there's a better solution. This is not an unusual requirement, surely. This should not necessitate file format converters.

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          • #6
            Hello,

            I see, so you need Never Align Differences enabled. In that case, you must define a grammar for ".." and for "R:", and mark them as Unimportant. This will then align the lines as you expect.
            Aaron P Scooter Software

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            • #7
              Thanks. I'll look forward to trying the improvmets there in BC4.

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