Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Tracking Changes to Documents
2. On the drop-down list, choose Compare to compare the original
document to its revised edition; choose Combine to compare two editions
of the same document that were revised separately.
You see the Compare Documents dialog box or the Combine Documents
dialog box, as shown in Figure 7-4. These dialog boxes work the same way.
Book II
Chapter 7
Figure 7-4:
Choosing
which
documents
to compare.
3. On the Original Document drop-down list, choose the original or
a revised edition of the document; if its name isn’t there, click the
Browse button and select it in the Open dialog box.
4. On the Revised Document drop-down list, choose a revised copy, or
else click the Browse button and select it in the Open dialog box.
5. Click the More button.
You see more options for comparing or combining documents.
6. If you so desire, deselect Comparison Settings check boxes to tell
Word what you want to compare.
7. Click OK.
Word creates a new document that shows where changes were made to
the original copy or where the revised copies differ (refer to Figure 7-3).
You can save this document if you want to.
To help with document comparisons, you can tell Word what to display in
the Source Documents pane on the right side of the screen. On the Review
tab, click the Compare button, choose Show Source Documents, and choose
an option on the submenu. You can hide the source documents, show the
original document, show the revised edition, or show both editions.
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