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If you're working on more than one document or spreadsheet at the same time, it can help to see them side-by-side. 

See windows side by side in Windows 10

  1. Drag one of the windows to the edge of your screen.

  2. Select the app you want to see next to it.

See two documents side by side in Word

  1. Open the 2 documents.

  2. Select View > View Side by Side.

    If you scroll up or down, the other scrolls as well. If you want them to scroll separately, select Synchronous Scrolling to turn it off. 

Split your window into panes in Word and Excel

  1. Select View > Split.

  2. To resize the panes, just drag the border. 

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View two or more worksheets at the same time

Split panes to lock rows or columns in separate worksheet areas

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