June 5th, 2017

Gutenberg

How to compare documents for changes made between them

Handy tool for writers using Microsoft Word who want to see what exactly they changed from one draft to another:

Tools –> Track Changes –> Compare Documents

Select the original document and the revised document. Et voilà! It makes a new document with your changes underlined/highlighted.

This does require that you save your drafts as separate documents rather than directly replacing the old stuff in the original document. But saving as separate files is a good idea anyway, if it’s a long document with a lot of revisions.

Yes, it took me long enough to realize this menu item was there. :D But here, I share in case you didn’t know either.

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