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Adding a New Merge Viewer

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To add a new external Merge Viewer

  1. Choose Tools > Options. The Tools Options dialog appears. Choose from Environment Options the Merge Viewer page.
  2. Click the Add button in the middle section of the dialog, External Merge Viewers, to the right of the list of already added external viewers.
  3. A new dialog appears, named External Merge Viewer.
    • In the Title section, type the title of the new Merge Viewer.
    • In the Program section, specify the name of the program, which is an executable file (.exe, .com, or .pif) of the external viewer. The OK button will remain unavailable unless a program is typed in this section.
    • In the Working Directory section, type the path of the executable file, or use the Select Program dialog pressing the Browse button.
    • In the Parameters section, specify any parameters for the new external Merge Viewer. To add these parameters you have two options:
      • Type the parameters in the Parameters section.
      • Click the Macros button to display all the available macros. To add macros to the parameters list, select the macro and either click the Insert button or double-click the macro.
  4. Click the OK button on the External Merge Viewer dialog box to add the new Merge Viewer to the external viewers list.
  5. Choose External Viewer in the Preferred Merge Viewer section of the Merge Viewer dialog.
  6. Click OK to set the newly added viewer as the Merge Viewer.

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