Compare documents side by side

  1. Open the documents you want to compare side by side.
  2. On the Window menu, click Compare Side by Side with.
  3. On the Compare Side by Side toolbar (toolbar: A bar with buttons and options that you use to carry out commands. To display a toolbar, press ALT and then SHIFT+F10.), do any of the following:
    • If you want to scroll through the documents at the same time, click Synchronous Scrolling Button image.
    • If you want to reset the document windows to the positions they were in when you first started comparing documents, click Reset Window Position Button image.
  4. Click Close Side by Side to stop comparing documents.

 Note   If you open two documents, the command on the Window menu will include the file name of one of those documents. For example, if you open "document1.doc" and then "document2.doc," the Window menu shows the command as Compare Side by Side with document2.doc.

Applies to:
Word 2003