Tag Archives: 2007

Comparing Word documents

This tip can be needed in many cases and allows the user to compare 2 word document side by side

Word 2003:

  • Open the two documents that you want to compare
  • Click ‘Window’ menu and select ‘Side by side’
  • Now click ‘Window’ again and ‘Arrange all’.

Word 2007/2010:

  • Open the two documents that you want to compare
  • Click ‘View’ tab and click ‘View side by side’
  • Now click ‘Arrange all’.
  • If you would like, there is a ‘Synchronous Scrolling’ option that allows you to scroll through both of your documents at the same time.

Smart window

View two windows side-by-side using Smart Window (Windows 2007 only):

  1. Click and Drag on the Title Bar of the first window you wish to use and drag it to either the left or right side of your screen. Let go of the window when you see the outline of the window re-size to ½ of the screen.
  2. Then choose the other window you wish to view on the other side of screen and click and drag it until the outline appears and it resizes to the other half of the screen.