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Comparing and merging Microsoft Word documents
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This article describes how to compare and merge Microsoft Word documents. This information is excerpted from Microsoft Word Version 2002 Step by Step, chapter 8 ("Collaborating with Others"). For more information about Step by Step books, go to the following Microsoft website:
If you want to compare an earlier version of a document with the current version of a document, you can compare the documents and then merge the changes into one document. For example, if you ask an associate to edit a document, but he doesn't track changes while editing, you can compare his edited document to your original to see what changes he made.
When you compare and merge documents, Word shows the differences between them as tracked changes. If multiple reviewers return their changes and comments in separate documents, you can merge all their changes into a single document and review their changes from that single document. You then can review changes from a specific reviewer.
NOTE: The following procedure assumes that you have an original version of a document and at least two other changed versions that you want to compare against the original.
To merge a document with two other versions of the document, follow these steps:
The information in this article is an excerpt from the Microsoft Word 2002 Step-by-Step book, published by Microsoft Press.
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