Microsoft Word isn’t cheap, but it does have some great features. One that I used recently is the program’s ability to compare two versions of a document, show you the changes, and allow you to merge them into one document. Start by opening a new Word document.
Click the Review tab at the top.
Click on Compare.
Choose either Compare or Combine. We’ll start with Compare.
Select the documents you wish to compare. Click on OK.
This window will open.
On the right, you’ll see your two original documents.
On the left, a list of your revisions.
In the center is the compared document where you can make changes to suit your preferences. You’ll see red marks denoting the changes between versions.
Just save and name the compared document when you have a version that suits you. You can also choose to Combine.
Select the documents and choose OK.
Select which formatting changes you want to keep.
Your documents will then be merged into a single document that you can now name and save.