Comparing Word documents side-by-side

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Have you ever had two somewhat similar documents that you need to compare and merge the differences? Luckily, Microsoft Word 2003 comes built-in with a document comparison tool where you can view two documents side-by-side.
1. Open both documents in Microsoft Word 2003.
2. Focus on one document. Click on the Window menu bar option.
3. Click on Compare Side by Side With. If you only have two documents open, this menu itemwill mention the second document’s filename. If not, a dialog box will appear allowing you tochoose the document to compare.
4. The two documents will appear side-by-side. As you scroll through one document, the other willscroll as well.
5. A Compare Side floating toolbar will appear. If you don’t want one document to scroll whilethe other scrolls, click the left button (it looks like two documents side-by-side with an up anddown arrow).
6. View/edit your document as needed.
7. When done, click on Close Side by Side.

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