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    1 Click Start New Session, Text Compare
    2 Enter in left \Curtain\2480002928225-1-5 and right R:\Curtain\30s\Loud\2480002928225-1-5
    3 In Session Settings, enter the Replacement right \30s\Loud\ to left \
    4 Inspect right \30s\Loud\

    Expected: Unimportant blue
    Observed: Important red - see http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/2293/regionv.png EDIT: and with line details http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/4627/regionk.png
    Last edited by chrisjj; 22-May-2011, 01:26 PM.

  • #2
    At http://www.scootersoftware.com/vbull...1&postcount=11 Aaron wrote
    With this example, the first \ is not aligned at the front, so there is no "\" to match on.
    Surely that should be no impediment to left's second \ matching the right's second \ - from the Replacement. i.e. arrowed:

    http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/2285/regiont.png

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    • #3
      Hello Chris,

      This is really dependent on the current Alignment Details. If "\" aligns to "\30s\Loud\" then it should mark it as unimportant, but if the "\" aligns to a different section of text then it cannot perform the match.

      I have copied and pasted the above text, typed manually from a previous screenshot, and have seen a couple of different alignments that show this. However, one of your earlier full screen screenshots in an earlier thread showed what looked like correct Alignment Details, but still marked it as important. I would like to get your exact files and current settings in order to try and reproduce that.

      Please email us at [email protected]:
      1) A pair of sample files
      2) Your current Support.zip (Help menu -> Support; Export)
      3) a link back to this forum post, which is linked to this one: http://www.scootersoftware.com/vbull...ead.php?t=7624
      Aaron P Scooter Software

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      • #4
        Oops, I retract my "that should be no impediment..." having just spotted that "/" is matching (black) ... but at the end of the Replacement text, not the start as I arrowed.

        Originally posted by Aaron View Post
        This is really dependent on the current Alignment Details. If "\" aligns to "\30s\Loud\" then it should mark it as unimportant, but if the "\" aligns to a different section of text then it cannot perform the match.
        Well sure, but where in this case is the evidence it aligned to a different section?

        Originally posted by Aaron View Post
        I have copied and pasted the above text, typed manually from a previous screenshot, and have seen a couple of different alignments that show this.
        Ah. I was unaware alignment is unstable.

        Originally posted by Aaron View Post
        However, one of your earlier full screen screenshots in an earlier thread showed what looked like correct Alignment Details, but still marked it as important. I would like to get your exact files and current settings in order to try and reproduce that.
        I don't see any full-screen shots, so please could you ID it? Thanks.

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        • #5
          Hello,

          The alignment is not unstable. I expect to be able to reproduce the exact issue if I have your support package and sample files.

          This is the screenshot I was referring to, but now that I re-review it I see the trouble it is having:
          http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/1543/regionm.png

          The 0's alignment is probably the cause. If you send in sample files I can add them to our test cases.
          Aaron P Scooter Software

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Aaron View Post
            The alignment is not unstable.
            Good to hear - thanks for the correction.

            Originally posted by Aaron View Post
            This is the screenshot I was referring to, but now that I re-review it I see the trouble it is having:
            http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/1543/regionm.png

            The 0's alignment is probably the cause.

            If you send in sample files I can add them to our test cases.
            I have recorded my sending of a sample of the '0' unexpected alignment in the appropriate thread: http://www.scootersoftware.com/vbull...7&postcount=13

            But, the 0's unepected alignment cannot be the cause of the problem reported in this thread, because as the picture shows, there is no unexpected alignment. ISTM there's nothing wrong expect the failure of the Replaced text to be marked unimportant.

            So is this failure due to a separate bug, or what?

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            • #7
              This one is also probably an alignment issue. It is probably the \ alignment, thought I can't see the line details in your other screenshots.
              Aaron P Scooter Software

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Aaron View Post
                This one is also probably an alignment issue. It is probably the \ alignment, thought I can't see the line details in your other screenshots.
                Line details added to first post of this topic and here:



                I see no alignment issue. Do you?

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                • #9
                  No, but I do see the slash as trailing rather than leading, and that (as you found in post #8 of http://www.scootersoftware.com/vbull...ead.php?t=7624) if R: is removed or replaced the replacement works as expected. I've documented this case and added it as an example where our intra-line alignment needs some improvement.

                  In the meantime, the best workaround we can offer is to use Unimportant text definitions. For your examples, it is always the text \30s\Loud that is different, only on one side, and that text phrase does not appear elsewhere in your file name. If defined as Unimportant text, then it will ignore that as a difference.
                  Aaron P Scooter Software

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Aaron View Post
                    No, but I do see the slash as trailing rather than leading
                    That's not relevant to your "If "\" aligns to "\30s\Loud\" then it should mark it as unimportant" - a condition that is fully met.

                    Originally posted by Aaron View Post
                    I've documented this case and added it as an example where our intra-line alignment needs some improvement.
                    The report is of a failure of Unimportant, not a failure of alignment. There's no sign of failure of alignment.

                    So, is this Unimportant marking failure due to a bug, or what?

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                    • #11
                      I don't know the exact cause the of the failure. But I have added it to our test cases to take a look at and try to figure it out.
                      Aaron P Scooter Software

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                      • #12
                        Thanks, Aaron.

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