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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Side by Side MS Word Document Comparison

Many a times, one feels the need to compare the contents at the top of a document with another part within the same document. MS Word 2007 and later versions allow you to do that using the following ribbon options:

Here are the steps to do that:

View -> New Window: this will open a second copy of the same document in a new window
View -> Side by Side: this will align the view so that both windows are visible at the same time (each taking 50% of the screen)
View -> Synch Scrolling: this will setup synchronized scrolling; so if you move up in one Window, the other Window will scroll with it.

Pretty nifty!

Here are some related tips/ articles on other apps in MS Office:
  1. MS Project Tip: Task Drivers

  2. MS Project Tip: Linking Task Drivers

  3. Programming MS Outlook


  1. Anonymous2:00 AM

    The best part is you can encrypt word files via XHTML and DES. You can also use an email archiving solution for safe storage.