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#1 myrti

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 01:52 AM

Hi,

I do manual backups of files I use every evening before leaving from work. Today I come back and realise that I probably started editing an older instead of the latest version yesterday and now have two files that both have modifications in them that should stay but aren't in the other file.

Hence I'm looking a file comparer that also compares Ms Word files. (MS Words 2003, if that is relevant)

I found this through google: http://www.softinterface.com/MD%5CDocument...on-Software.htm

However I'm unfamiliar with the tool and the website and slightly suspicious (by nature) so I would like to know if any of you know such a program, preferably free and for Windows XP. Or if any of you know the program linked and if it is clean and works?

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#2 thekingpin3000

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 06:17 PM

If you have Microsoft Word 2007 then you can use a default built in function. (This is probably available in Word 2010 but I do not have that)


In Word 2007

- go to the review tab on the ribbon bar.
- select comapare from the compare panel.
-click "compare: compare two versions of a document (legal blackline).
-navigate to the original and revised document.
-click more and make sure the "show new changes in" - "New Document" radio dutton is checked.
-under "label changes with" type what you want the differnces to be labelled with.
-then click OK.

Hope this helps
TKP




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