- Recovering More of Your Work with a Shorter AutoRecover Interval
- Automatically Saving Your Work Frequently
- Closing a Document Without Saving
- Closing All Your Open Documents
- Making Backups as You Work
- Showing More Items on the Recent Documents List
- Opening the Most Recently Used Document at Startup
- Clearing the Recent Documents List
- Creating and Opening Document Workspaces
- Automatically Prompting for Document Properties
- Creating a Trusted Location for Documents
- Viewing Total Editing Time Updated in Real-Time
- Calculating Billable Time Charges
- Locking Document Formatting
- Preventing Untracked Changes
- Setting Up a Document for Structured Editing
- Inspecting a Document for Personal Information
- Viewing Two Documents Side by Side
- Updating All Fields Automatically
Viewing Two Documents Side by Side
When you share a document with another person, you usually turn on revision marks, so that you can see the changes the other person makes. Unfortunately, it often happens that the other person accidentally turns off revision marks before or in the middle of editing so that you can no longer easily see the changes he made. In the past, this meant opening the two versions and then switching from one window to another or trying to arrange the documents, so that you could see both at once.
Word 2007 helps you avoid this extra work by offering a new View Side By Side feature, which arranges the document windows so that you can easily compare the two files. Here's how it works:
- Open the two documents you want to compare and make one of them the active document.
- Choose View, View Side By Side. Word displays the Compare Side By Side dialog box.
- Click the other document you want to use and then click OK. Word arranges the two windows side by side, as shown in Figure 3.9.
Figure 3.9 Activate the View Side By Side command to compare two documents side by side.
- When you're done, choose View, Window, Compare Side By Side.