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    Comparing Word XP with other documents (Word XP)

    I am comparing a revised document to a document that obviously has been created in a previous version. The results, even after clicking off the track formatting, is tracking style changes. Is there a way (within or another program) to compare documents for text only?

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    Re: Comparing Word XP with other documents (Word XP)

    Sure. Save each document as text only. Then compare the resulting .txt files.

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    Re: Comparing Word XP with other documents (Word XP)

    The only problem with that is that you loose the automatic numbering; hterefore, you loose the option to accept and reject. Not to mention that you have absolutely no formatting throughout the whole document. We used ComparRite in the past, but with the new Word XP, you can't use that. I basically looking for a program or a way to compare two documents and have it completely ignore styles.

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    Re: Comparing Word XP with other documents (Word XP)

    This thread seems to suggest that DeltaView works well. I haven't tried it myself.

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    Re: Comparing Word XP with other documents (Word XP)

    Thanks Phil... your recommended thread was exactly what I was looking for. I have downloaded the trial version of Deltaview and am very happy to report that it works great. Word has come a long way in the redlining method, but still has a way to go. Thanks to this site I have been able to find a solution within just a few hours. <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>

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