Comparing two documents side by side.
The active document.
The document for comparison.
The Compare Side by Side
When you are comparing documents side by side, the Compare Side by Side toolbar opens to help you move around. There are only a few buttons on this toolbar.
- Synchronous Scrolling button. By default this button is on. As you scroll in one document, the other scrolls at the same pace. You can turn Synchronous Scrolling on and off by clicking the button. So, for example, you could switch it off, scroll one window, and then switch it back on again.
- Reset Window Position button . This resets the documents to the default position and size. If you click it with the right window active, then it resets that active document to the left.
- Close Side by Side button. Not only does this close the toolbar, it also switches off the side by side view. You can also switch off the side by side view by closing one of the documents.