RE: Document Comparison Tools

Subject: RE: Document Comparison Tools
From: Deb Beckett <dbeckett -at- simulutions -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 13:25:37 -0600

Oops...I had an explanation about using Compare Documents from Word in my
e-mail, but must have edited it out!

I have used Compare Documents and I don't have a lot of confidence in the

1. I find that it leaves my documents in a mess (e.g., messing up
2. It doesn't actually recognize changes. Today I compared two versions of a
document and it came up with no differences.
3. I've read that the Compare Documents ends up leaving a lot of metafile
data in your documents which causes grief.

Why not use Word's doc comparison feature? I tried it out a couple of months
ago in a situation where I had forgotten to turn on Track Changes for a
document I sent out, and I have to say it works pretty darn well,
considering the source.

It's under Tools > Track Changes > Compare Documents. And you already own


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