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    Compare Docs (Word 2002)

    I'm attempting to compare two documents, showing the deleted text with strikeout and inserted text in red. This was easy to do with Word 97, but I can find no way through the normal dialog boxes to do the same in Word 2002.

    Does anybody have any suggestions?

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    Re: Compare Docs (Word 2002)

    With your revised document on the screen, go to Tools > Compare and Merge Documents, select your original document. You probably want to check the box for Legal Blacklining (the compare formatting check box can be nice), and then click on Compare.

    You can turn off the balloons if you don't want them. If you send the resulting document to someone without Word 2002, the balloons will not be present in the document when they open it.

    Hope that helps.

    SJ Miller

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    Re: Compare Docs (Word 2002)

    That doesn't do the job. It highlights both deletions and additions with the same red text. There is no differentiation between them. In Word 97, you could use seperate fonts for additions and deletions.

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    Re: Compare Docs (Word 2002)

    Is it showing the deletions as red strikethrough and insertions as red underline?

    I'm presuming you've checked the settings from Tools > Options > Track Changes.

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    Re: Compare Docs (Word 2002)

    Yes, it can show insertions as red underline, but what I'm trying to do--without doing a global search and replace--is to show the deletions as black strikethrough.

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    Re: Compare Docs (Word 2002)

    Richard:

    Here's the bad news:

    According to "Word 2002 for Law Firms" by Payne Consulting, p. 487:

    "With the introduction of Markup balloons, Word 2002 no longer offers an option for how deleted text is displayed. In Print Layout or Web Layout views, deleted text appears in Markup balloons. In Normal or Outline views, it is shown with strikethrough formatting."

    Even though this isn't the solution you want....

    sj miller

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    Re: Compare Docs (Word 2002)

    Sigh...I'll always have Word 97 around to fall back on for this type of request.

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