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    which docs were compared (Word 2003)

    Hello,
    I want to know if there is a way of finding out which 2 docs were compared and merged to create a new doc. Does Word keep track of this info somewhere?
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    Re: which docs were compared (Word 2003)

    I don't know if there is a way within Word to discover what 2 files were merged, but if the original files exist, could't you use a text search utility (or even Windows/Find) to search for a block of text & see which two files contain it. That would be one of the originals & the resultant merged file. There is actually a search procedure within Word's open dialog box (advanced) that you could use to search for text also.

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    Re: which docs were compared (Word 2003)

    You want it to work like CompareRite? <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> If Word stores this information, and I'm not sure it does, it apparently is in the secret recesses of the document and not readily visible. If this is something you have the ability to automate with a global template procedure, it might be convenient to store the document names as properties, indicating which Word used as the "original" and which Word used as the "revised" documents. Or just tack it on at the end like CompareRite did.

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