Microsoft Word/comparing documents
hello Nancy, how are you?
I use Word 2007 and Windows 7
when comparing documents, I click the Review tab, then the Compare button in the Compare group. The Compare Documents dialog box appears; near the top on the left side I see a box in which I enter the name of the original document. On the right side, there is a similar box and I enter the name of the revised document.
Question #1-under each of these two boxes, I see the words "label changes with" and next to each of these words, there is a heavily bordered empty box. HOW do I use this feature?
Question #2- say I am comparing two large documents, maybe thirty pages long. Say the revised document contains changes "all over the place". HOW do I find all the revisions? Do I have to flip, page after page after page to find the revisions? OR is there a way to list those revisions separately, aside from the document?
I look forward to your reply.
Thank you very much.
Hi Chris - There is a very nice free tutorial at Microsoft on using the compare document feature. It is clearn with images, etc.
An alternative that we use for xml files and documents is Code Compare. Totally free and it is a great program, easy to use.
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