The visibilities panel can be used to manipulate the output of a comparison. Each option on this panel will have a visible effect on the presentation of the result but will not require to restart the comparison.
All changes in this panel will affect the visual result as well as the print and PDF output.
All elements to visualize differences can be enabled, disabled and their outline color can be changed.
There are two slider to adjust the color for each differences type:
The recommended opacity value is in the range from around 20% to 50% so that the changed element is still visible.
This type marks insertions or removals. Due to the severity of such modification the default color is red.
This type marks replaced or modified content. It's used whenever a removal in one document matches an insertion in the other document in context and relative location. Due to the severity of such modification the default color is orange.
This type marks style differences where the content is the same but the styling is different. Style properties are for instance the fill color, font size or line thickness. Since these differences are only slight modifications their default color is green.
This type marks changes in the meta data of pages. Since this type requires paged data it's only active in the strict comparison mode. Due to the ambiguous severity of such changes the default color is light blue.
The difference markers are the blue connections from the differences of one document to the respective differences or insert positions in the other document. They are only visible in the side-by-side presentation mode. Their default color is blue.
This option will not affect the differences but the pages without any differences. It can be used to focus on the differences only by collapsing all equal pages.
The filter visualization shows which elements were affected by a filter. In most cases such affected elements are ignored by the comparison, e.g. in case of the header and footer filter. In some cases the outlined elements show which elements were detected and optimized by filters, e.g. by the table filter or ORC filters.
The visualization for all filters is disabled by default since filters are expected to enhance the result without further notice. So this visualization is primarily intended to setup or optimize the current profile. We recommend to disable the filter visualization before exporting or printing the result.
Note: The filters shown here are coupled to the currently displayed result. Please restart the comparison after changing the profile to update this list.
The Reset button will reset all colors, opacity values and enabled states to default. This will affect all filters even if there are currently inactive.