Mar 7 2013
Quit using additional tools for comparing documents on your system, here is how to compare changes in Word Document without any extra software required to be installed.
Lets say you have two Word Documents.
- One is dated 1st Feb 2011.
- Second the near copy of the same on 20th Feb 2011.
The provided document is bit long and the email says it is a copy not the original document, but you cannot be so sure about it.
How to compare changes in Word Document:
1. First you need to save the two documents that you have to compare.
You will find the “Compare” and ”Track Changes” options in the Review Tab of the Quick Access Toolbar. (Shown Below)
2. Click on “Compare” and select the ‘Compare’ option.
3. The dialog box that opens will ask you to select the “Original” document and the “Revised” document. Select the respective documents to compare changes in word documents.
4. After the two documents are selected, set the “Comparison Settings” and the “Show Changes” settings as required. And then select “OK”.
Now a new document (if option is selected) will be created with the revisions highlighted.
If this document is compared, Document 1:
To this revised document, Document 2:
A new document will be created namely “Compare Result 1” showing the revisions …
Here the text in Blue has been added and the text in red has been deleted in the revised document.
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