Comparing documents for differences is a tedious process, but you can check for difference between 2 word document easily.
Also Read :
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- How To Compare Files and Folders – TextDiff – WinMerge
- Check Differences In Files Online – Mergely
Follow this tutorial to see how it can be done.
Step 1. Have 2 Word Documents (.doc, .docx).
Step2. Goto Review –> Compare ( Select “Compare”, Compare 2 versions of document. )
provide the path to both the documents and press “OK”.
You will show the difference between the documents alongside with the original documents in small panes.The differences will be shown as striked of lines, in the middle pane, making it easy for viewing the difference.
See below Image for example.
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Thank you so much for this tip, it really helped me out. 🙂
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Thank you so much for this tip, it really helped me out.
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really helpful article..
btw can you tell me how to see percentage wise similarity of two word documents?
Tks, really helped!
Thanks for this. Awesome tool. Nice that they include it in Word.
Thank you! Dint know that Word had this feature.. its awesome!
Good one ..useful info…
Very useful… Thank you.
Just what I needed – thanks!
Its worked for me ..thank you.
Many thanks for this tip. I was starting to despair as I had a couple of huge legal contracts to compare, and I thought either I would have to do it manually or ask the lawyers to do it a huge expense!
Really helpful.For legal documents.
it is really helpful…thank you
really helpful and easiest way to compare the documnt
Worked out amazingly. It saved my time @ great extent.
Thanks mate, that helped me a lot 🙂
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Thanks this really helped me fix some accidental movement
Hi, thank you so much for this tip. I have one question. How do I know which of the coloured text in the new version was in the first document but not in the second one and which was in the second one and not in the first?
Hi. Thank you for this tip. Could you please let me know how can I know which lines were in the first document but not in the second and which were in the second but not in the first one?
Very Useful, thanks
Thank you so much this was really helpful 🙂
Thank you so much.
May I ask a question, my MS word 2010 only show the compared version; do not show the 2 file (original and revised)?
How can I see all of them?
how do I reopen the Original and Revised Document Panes once they close? I can’t seem to reopen them once I close the document and reopen it
@ Sara – June 10, 2016 at 11:02 pm
Just to the right of the Compare button (at least, in 2007) is a button marked ‘Show Source Documents.’ Click that button and choose the fourth option – ‘Show Both.’ As you can see, you can also choose to show only the original or revised or neither. Clicking the X to close either of them, changes the option in the ‘Show Source Documents menu.
For goodness’ sake, save this hint somewhere you’ll find it again – if you’re like me and only occasionally close one or other pane, you’ll probably find yourself months from now, scratching your head and going, “How did I do that again??!!’
I had been using online tools to do this comparison, Thanks for the information.
i want to know how to compare a group of word document with original group .
is there any solution then please reply me .
Thanks..Its really helpful.
I have i need to comparing two documents.In first document consider as original document and second document consider as our typed document and compare first and second documents.The different text in second document text will be highlighted with color. I am not getting any idea about this can anyone suggest me how to do this comparison in asp.net web applications. please can anyone help me out.
Thank you very much, it saved my time a lot.
happy to say thank you to you.
Thanks for the information sharing,
I have question about some words, such as; Fine, can I say Sth1. more fine than Sth.2
means comparing between 2 things; or Sth.1 finer than Sth2.
Thanks a lot for your guidance and it’s really help me as well as great help to others.
Good Idea.. thnx
Hello – any advice as to how to remove document protection to allow me to compare two documents? I’ve gone through trust centre and disabled the editing options – but I keep getting the same error re document protection being in effect? There is no password encryption on either document. Tks!!
great help! thank you!
Hello I have both documents open and have checked that there are no protections but when I click ok after selecting Compare Document etc. my error message is “You cannot merge these documents because document protection is in effect”
Thanks for the info and post 🙂
Really help me! Thank you.
Very helpful, thanks a lot
This compare was not helpful at all. It shows pages and pages of DELETED …INSERTED….. DELETED … INSERTED. i presume because I copy/pasted over entire sections at one time. That is not the POINT of a simple compare. I don’t care how they came to be. I simply want to compare 2 documents as they exist right now and tell me the differences — as if neither document had a history.
Is there a way to check two word documents, and see if they have exact same sentence?
extremely useful!!! thanks a lot!!!
Really easy and effective, Thanks much!
great hint! did not even know this function(s) exists in Word – Thanks a lot!