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.

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Click the Review tab at the top.

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Click on Compare.

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Choose either Compare or Combine. We’ll start with Compare.

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Select the documents you wish to compare. Click on OK.

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This window will open.

 

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On the right, you’ll see your two original documents.

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On the left, a list of your revisions.

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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.

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Just save and name the compared document when you have a version that suits you. You can also choose to Combine.

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Select the documents and choose OK.

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Select which formatting changes you want to keep.

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Your documents will then be merged into a single document that you can now name and save.

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