RE: Word's Track changes feature: Merging document from different reviewers?

Subject: RE: Word's Track changes feature: Merging document from different reviewers?
From: "Goldstein, Dan" <DGoldstein -at- DeusTech -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2004 09:40:26 -0400


Seems that you have to merge documents one at a time. How does this differ
from Track Changes|Compare Documents?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Geoff Hart
> Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2004 5:07 PM
> To: TECHWR-L
> Subject: Word's Track changes feature: Merging document from different
> reviewers?
> While browsing one of O'Reilly's excellent "Missing Manuals"
> series, I
> discovered a useful tip for working with Word's revision tracking:
> If you have several different editors or reviewers who will
> be working
> on several copies of a document simultaneously, you don't have to
> review the edits separately in each file, then copy them into
> a single
> master file. Instead, you can merge the comments into a single
> documents:
> - Open the Tools menu
> - Select Merge Documents
> I haven't tried this with anything complicated, but I imagine the
> feature would produce unpredictable results if two reviewers made
> vastly incompatible changes to the same chunk of text. I also imagine
> the merge would fail if you tried to merge significantly different
> versions of a document.
> Has anyone worked with this feature long enough to have a
> feel for how
> well this feature works?

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