how do I show two files sid by side vertically?



Terry Liittschwager
07-10-2005, 12:01 AM
For the life of me, I can't figure out how to show two files side by
side verrtically in Word. Anybody care to enlighten this Word newbie?

Thanks in advance,

Terry Liittschwager

rderize
07-10-2005, 12:01 AM
Terry:
I don't know which you wish to accomplish: 1) look at two different
documents at the same time, (not different versions of the same document),
2) look at two different versions of the same document at the same time.
Also, which version of Word are you using? I only have Word 2000, so I
don't know if what I'm going to give you is applicable to Word 2002 or
2003.

From the Help files:
1)
View two parts of a document simultaneously
Point to the split box at the top of the vertical scroll bar.
When the pointer changes to , drag the split bar to the position you want.
Tips
To return to a single window, double-click the split bar.
To move or copy text between parts of a long document, split the window into
two panes. Display the text or graphics you want to move or copy in one pane
and the destination for the text or graphics in the other pane, and then
select and drag the text or graphics across the split bar.

2)
Compare two copies of a document
Open the edited copy of the document.
On the Tools menu, point to Track Changes, and then click Compare Documents.
Open the original document.

If neither the edited version nor the original version of the document has
tracked changes, Microsoft Word displays the edited copy of the document
with revision marks indicating what changed from the original.
If either version of the document has tracked changes, Word displays a
message box. Click Yes to compare the documents.

Note If you've used the Versions command on the File menu to save multiple
versions of the document in one file, and you want to compare the current
version with an earlier one, you must first save the earlier version as a
separate file under a different name.


Richard




"Terry Liittschwager" <terry@epud.net> wrote in message
news:1e5b81pvj27230ed0dek7c16o7hpgb65jg@4ax.com...
> For the life of me, I can't figure out how to show two files side by
> side verrtically in Word. Anybody care to enlighten this Word newbie?
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Terry Liittschwager

Suzanne S. Barnhill
07-10-2005, 12:01 AM
If you have Word 2003 (and perhaps 2002 as well), you can use Window |
Compare Side by Side.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"rderize" <rderize@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:ue2cz7EWFHA.3452@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Terry:
> I don't know which you wish to accomplish: 1) look at two different
> documents at the same time, (not different versions of the same document),
> 2) look at two different versions of the same document at the same time.
> Also, which version of Word are you using? I only have Word 2000, so I
> don't know if what I'm going to give you is applicable to Word 2002 or
> 2003.
>
> From the Help files:
> 1)
> View two parts of a document simultaneously
> Point to the split box at the top of the vertical scroll bar.
> When the pointer changes to , drag the split bar to the position you want.
> Tips
> To return to a single window, double-click the split bar.
> To move or copy text between parts of a long document, split the window
into
> two panes. Display the text or graphics you want to move or copy in one
pane
> and the destination for the text or graphics in the other pane, and then
> select and drag the text or graphics across the split bar.
>
> 2)
> Compare two copies of a document
> Open the edited copy of the document.
> On the Tools menu, point to Track Changes, and then click Compare
Documents.
> Open the original document.
>
> If neither the edited version nor the original version of the document has
> tracked changes, Microsoft Word displays the edited copy of the document
> with revision marks indicating what changed from the original.
> If either version of the document has tracked changes, Word displays a
> message box. Click Yes to compare the documents.
>
> Note If you've used the Versions command on the File menu to save
multiple
> versions of the document in one file, and you want to compare the current
> version with an earlier one, you must first save the earlier version as a
> separate file under a different name.
>
>
> Richard
>
>
>
>
> "Terry Liittschwager" <terry@epud.net> wrote in message
> news:1e5b81pvj27230ed0dek7c16o7hpgb65jg@4ax.com...
> > For the life of me, I can't figure out how to show two files side by
> > side verrtically in Word. Anybody care to enlighten this Word newbie?
> >
> > Thanks in advance,
> >
> > Terry Liittschwager
>
>

Dian D. Chapman, MVP
07-10-2005, 12:01 AM
And if you're not using 2003, open two copies, right click the Windows
Taskbar at the bottom of your screen and choose Tile Vertically.

Dian D. Chapman, Technical Consultant
Microsoft MVP, MOS Certified
Editor/TechTrax Ezine

Free MS Tutorials: http://www.mousetrax.com/techtrax
Free Word eBook: http://www.mousetrax.com/books.html
Optimize your business docs: http://www.mousetrax.com/consulting
Learn VBA the easy way: http://www.mousetrax.com/techcourses.html


On Fri, 13 May 2005 23:10:29 -0700, Terry Liittschwager
<terry@epud.net> wrote:

>For the life of me, I can't figure out how to show two files side by
>side verrtically in Word. Anybody care to enlighten this Word newbie?
>
>Thanks in advance,
>
>Terry Liittschwager

Terry Liittschwager
07-10-2005, 12:01 AM
Ah, many thanks, that was the answer I needed.

Unfortunately, it tiles the windows of all applications open rather
than just the Word windows, but that's a minor problem as I can
terminate the other applications beforehand.

I must admit that I find Word 2000's handling of multiple open
documents confusing. It appears to open a new instance of the program
for each document, thus resulting in multiple entries in the taskbar.
I'm used to one instance of a program, with that instance handling all
open files. However, perhaps there is an advantage I have yet to
realize to doing it Word's way rather than what I am used to.

You mentioned if "not using 2003." Does 2003 perhaps have one
instance handle multple open documents?

Again, many thanks for your help.

Terry

On Sat, 14 May 2005 12:17:44 -0500, "Dian D. Chapman, MVP"
<dian@mousetrax.com> wrote:

>And if you're not using 2003, open two copies, right click the Windows
>Taskbar at the bottom of your screen and choose Tile Vertically.
>
>Dian D. Chapman, Technical Consultant
>Microsoft MVP, MOS Certified
>Editor/TechTrax Ezine
>
>Free MS Tutorials: http://www.mousetrax.com/techtrax
>Free Word eBook: http://www.mousetrax.com/books.html
>Optimize your business docs: http://www.mousetrax.com/consulting
>Learn VBA the easy way: http://www.mousetrax.com/techcourses.html
>
>
>On Fri, 13 May 2005 23:10:29 -0700, Terry Liittschwager
><terry@epud.net> wrote:
>
>>For the life of me, I can't figure out how to show two files side by
>>side verrtically in Word. Anybody care to enlighten this Word newbie?
>>
>>Thanks in advance,
>>
>>Terry Liittschwager

Terry Liittschwager
07-10-2005, 12:01 AM
Thanks for your reply. I should have been more explicit.

I'm using Word 2000 to compare two different documents written by two
different people describing the same set of sequential events.

In any event, it turns out that right-clicking on the task bar and
selecting vertical tiling meets my need.

Thanks again though.

Terry

On Fri, 13 May 2005 23:34:11 -0700, "rderize" <rderize@comcast.net>
wrote:

>Terry:
>I don't know which you wish to accomplish: 1) look at two different
>documents at the same time, (not different versions of the same document),
>2) look at two different versions of the same document at the same time.
>Also, which version of Word are you using? I only have Word 2000, so I
>don't know if what I'm going to give you is applicable to Word 2002 or
>2003.
>
>From the Help files:
>1)
>View two parts of a document simultaneously
>Point to the split box at the top of the vertical scroll bar.
>When the pointer changes to , drag the split bar to the position you want.
>Tips
>To return to a single window, double-click the split bar.
>To move or copy text between parts of a long document, split the window into
>two panes. Display the text or graphics you want to move or copy in one pane
>and the destination for the text or graphics in the other pane, and then
>select and drag the text or graphics across the split bar.
>
>2)
>Compare two copies of a document
>Open the edited copy of the document.
>On the Tools menu, point to Track Changes, and then click Compare Documents.
>Open the original document.
>
>If neither the edited version nor the original version of the document has
>tracked changes, Microsoft Word displays the edited copy of the document
>with revision marks indicating what changed from the original.
>If either version of the document has tracked changes, Word displays a
>message box. Click Yes to compare the documents.
>
>Note If you've used the Versions command on the File menu to save multiple
>versions of the document in one file, and you want to compare the current
>version with an earlier one, you must first save the earlier version as a
>separate file under a different name.
>
>
>Richard
>
>
>
>
>"Terry Liittschwager" <terry@epud.net> wrote in message
>news:1e5b81pvj27230ed0dek7c16o7hpgb65jg@4ax.com...
>> For the life of me, I can't figure out how to show two files side by
>> side verrtically in Word. Anybody care to enlighten this Word newbie?
>>
>> Thanks in advance,
>>
>> Terry Liittschwager
>

TF
07-10-2005, 12:01 AM
Terry

It is the difference between SDI and MDI: see the following FAQ for an
explanation and a possible workaround...
http://word.mvps.org/faqs/customization/SDIMDI.htm
--
Terry Farrell - Word MVP
http://word.mvps.org/

"Terry Liittschwager" <terry@epud.net> wrote in message
news:1n8f81p9kjp9p7j7eer2mpquotn5ksp7jg@4ax.com...
: Ah, many thanks, that was the answer I needed.
:
: Unfortunately, it tiles the windows of all applications open rather
: than just the Word windows, but that's a minor problem as I can
: terminate the other applications beforehand.
:
: I must admit that I find Word 2000's handling of multiple open
: documents confusing. It appears to open a new instance of the program
: for each document, thus resulting in multiple entries in the taskbar.
: I'm used to one instance of a program, with that instance handling all
: open files. However, perhaps there is an advantage I have yet to
: realize to doing it Word's way rather than what I am used to.
:
: You mentioned if "not using 2003." Does 2003 perhaps have one
: instance handle multple open documents?
:
: Again, many thanks for your help.
:
: Terry
:
: On Sat, 14 May 2005 12:17:44 -0500, "Dian D. Chapman, MVP"
: <dian@mousetrax.com> wrote:
:
: >And if you're not using 2003, open two copies, right click the Windows
: >Taskbar at the bottom of your screen and choose Tile Vertically.
: >
: >Dian D. Chapman, Technical Consultant
: >Microsoft MVP, MOS Certified
: >Editor/TechTrax Ezine
: >
: >Free MS Tutorials: http://www.mousetrax.com/techtrax
: >Free Word eBook: http://www.mousetrax.com/books.html
: >Optimize your business docs: http://www.mousetrax.com/consulting
: >Learn VBA the easy way: http://www.mousetrax.com/techcourses.html
: >
: >
: >On Fri, 13 May 2005 23:10:29 -0700, Terry Liittschwager
: ><terry@epud.net> wrote:
: >
: >>For the life of me, I can't figure out how to show two files side by
: >>side verrtically in Word. Anybody care to enlighten this Word newbie?
: >>
: >>Thanks in advance,
: >>
: >>Terry Liittschwager
:

Suzanne S. Barnhill
07-10-2005, 12:01 AM
In that case, with other apps minimized to the Taskbar (or they can remain
open behind your Word windows), restore your two Word documents and drag
each window to half the screen size.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"Terry Liittschwager" <terry@epud.net> wrote in message
news:n69f81h7aoch6cc38a38e2daindiaucm33@4ax.com...
> Thanks for your reply. I should have been more explicit.
>
> I'm using Word 2000 to compare two different documents written by two
> different people describing the same set of sequential events.
>
> In any event, it turns out that right-clicking on the task bar and
> selecting vertical tiling meets my need.
>
> Thanks again though.
>
> Terry
>
> On Fri, 13 May 2005 23:34:11 -0700, "rderize" <rderize@comcast.net>
> wrote:
>
> >Terry:
> >I don't know which you wish to accomplish: 1) look at two different
> >documents at the same time, (not different versions of the same
document),
> >2) look at two different versions of the same document at the same time.
> >Also, which version of Word are you using? I only have Word 2000, so I
> >don't know if what I'm going to give you is applicable to Word 2002 or
> >2003.
> >
> >From the Help files:
> >1)
> >View two parts of a document simultaneously
> >Point to the split box at the top of the vertical scroll bar.
> >When the pointer changes to , drag the split bar to the position you
want.
> >Tips
> >To return to a single window, double-click the split bar.
> >To move or copy text between parts of a long document, split the window
into
> >two panes. Display the text or graphics you want to move or copy in one
pane
> >and the destination for the text or graphics in the other pane, and then
> >select and drag the text or graphics across the split bar.
> >
> >2)
> >Compare two copies of a document
> >Open the edited copy of the document.
> >On the Tools menu, point to Track Changes, and then click Compare
Documents.
> >Open the original document.
> >
> >If neither the edited version nor the original version of the document
has
> >tracked changes, Microsoft Word displays the edited copy of the document
> >with revision marks indicating what changed from the original.
> >If either version of the document has tracked changes, Word displays a
> >message box. Click Yes to compare the documents.
> >
> >Note If you've used the Versions command on the File menu to save
multiple
> >versions of the document in one file, and you want to compare the current
> >version with an earlier one, you must first save the earlier version as a
> >separate file under a different name.
> >
> >
> >Richard
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >"Terry Liittschwager" <terry@epud.net> wrote in message
> >news:1e5b81pvj27230ed0dek7c16o7hpgb65jg@4ax.com...
> >> For the life of me, I can't figure out how to show two files side by
> >> side verrtically in Word. Anybody care to enlighten this Word newbie?
> >>
> >> Thanks in advance,
> >>
> >> Terry Liittschwager
> >
>

Jay Freedman
07-10-2005, 12:01 AM
Also have a look at
http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/Customization/TileVertically.htm.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org

On Sun, 15 May 2005 21:55:05 +0100, "TF"
<terryfarrell%40%6d%73%6e%2ecom> wrote:

>Terry
>
>It is the difference between SDI and MDI: see the following FAQ for an
>explanation and a possible workaround...
>http://word.mvps.org/faqs/customization/SDIMDI.htm
>--
>Terry Farrell - Word MVP
>http://word.mvps.org/
>
>"Terry Liittschwager" <terry@epud.net> wrote in message
>news:1n8f81p9kjp9p7j7eer2mpquotn5ksp7jg@4ax.com...
>: Ah, many thanks, that was the answer I needed.
>:
>: Unfortunately, it tiles the windows of all applications open rather
>: than just the Word windows, but that's a minor problem as I can
>: terminate the other applications beforehand.
>:
>: I must admit that I find Word 2000's handling of multiple open
>: documents confusing. It appears to open a new instance of the program
>: for each document, thus resulting in multiple entries in the taskbar.
>: I'm used to one instance of a program, with that instance handling all
>: open files. However, perhaps there is an advantage I have yet to
>: realize to doing it Word's way rather than what I am used to.
>:
>: You mentioned if "not using 2003." Does 2003 perhaps have one
>: instance handle multple open documents?
>:
>: Again, many thanks for your help.
>:
>: Terry
>:
>: On Sat, 14 May 2005 12:17:44 -0500, "Dian D. Chapman, MVP"
>: <dian@mousetrax.com> wrote:
>:
>: >And if you're not using 2003, open two copies, right click the Windows
>: >Taskbar at the bottom of your screen and choose Tile Vertically.
>: >
>: >Dian D. Chapman, Technical Consultant
>: >Microsoft MVP, MOS Certified
>: >Editor/TechTrax Ezine
>: >
>: >Free MS Tutorials: http://www.mousetrax.com/techtrax
>: >Free Word eBook: http://www.mousetrax.com/books.html
>: >Optimize your business docs: http://www.mousetrax.com/consulting
>: >Learn VBA the easy way: http://www.mousetrax.com/techcourses.html
>: >
>: >
>: >On Fri, 13 May 2005 23:10:29 -0700, Terry Liittschwager
>: ><terry@epud.net> wrote:
>: >
>: >>For the life of me, I can't figure out how to show two files side by
>: >>side verrtically in Word. Anybody care to enlighten this Word newbie?
>: >>
>: >>Thanks in advance,
>: >>
>: >>Terry Liittschwager
>:
>

Dian D. Chapman, MVP
07-10-2005, 12:01 AM
When you tile, if other apps get tangled up in the mix, just minimize
them and click to tile again and those left on the screen will reset
to max the new screen real estate. And then you can click again to
Untile. If you don't, the apps will remain at the new size if not
maxed...which can get annoying if you forget to return them to the way
they were...as you'll have to do it manually.

And know that you're really only getting ONE "instance" of Word...so
it's not sucking up memory as if you had two or more version of the
software running. Lots of folks didn't realize other docs were open
behind each other in the previous version, so the format was changed
to display each doc as a separate version in 2000 and forward.

Probably one of the nicest advantages to this new format is that you
can now easily Alt + Tab between two docs versus having to click
Windows + doc name to flip between docs, such as for cutting/pasting.

But read the other links that Terry and Jay have added for further
info and tips.

Cheers!

Dian D. Chapman, Technical Consultant
Microsoft MVP, MOS Certified
Editor/TechTrax Ezine

Free MS Tutorials: http://www.mousetrax.com/techtrax
Free Word eBook: http://www.mousetrax.com/books.html
Optimize your business docs: http://www.mousetrax.com/consulting
Learn VBA the easy way: http://www.mousetrax.com/techcourses.html



On Sun, 15 May 2005 12:35:40 -0700, Terry Liittschwager
<terry@epud.net> wrote:

>Ah, many thanks, that was the answer I needed.
>
>Unfortunately, it tiles the windows of all applications open rather
>than just the Word windows, but that's a minor problem as I can
>terminate the other applications beforehand.
>
>I must admit that I find Word 2000's handling of multiple open
>documents confusing. It appears to open a new instance of the program
>for each document, thus resulting in multiple entries in the taskbar.
>I'm used to one instance of a program, with that instance handling all
>open files. However, perhaps there is an advantage I have yet to
>realize to doing it Word's way rather than what I am used to.
>
>You mentioned if "not using 2003." Does 2003 perhaps have one
>instance handle multple open documents?
>
>Again, many thanks for your help.
>
>Terry
>
>On Sat, 14 May 2005 12:17:44 -0500, "Dian D. Chapman, MVP"
><dian@mousetrax.com> wrote:
>
>>And if you're not using 2003, open two copies, right click the Windows
>>Taskbar at the bottom of your screen and choose Tile Vertically.
>>
>>Dian D. Chapman, Technical Consultant
>>Microsoft MVP, MOS Certified
>>Editor/TechTrax Ezine
>>
>>Free MS Tutorials: http://www.mousetrax.com/techtrax
>>Free Word eBook: http://www.mousetrax.com/books.html
>>Optimize your business docs: http://www.mousetrax.com/consulting
>>Learn VBA the easy way: http://www.mousetrax.com/techcourses.html
>>
>>
>>On Fri, 13 May 2005 23:10:29 -0700, Terry Liittschwager
>><terry@epud.net> wrote:
>>
>>>For the life of me, I can't figure out how to show two files side by
>>>side verrtically in Word. Anybody care to enlighten this Word newbie?
>>>
>>>Thanks in advance,
>>>
>>>Terry Liittschwager


how do I show two files sid by side vertically?