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    need to edit 2 documents with a split screen (2

    I would like to open document1, split the screen and have the bottom screen open an another document. Could not find how to do this with the word help.

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    Re: need to edit 2 documents with a split screen (

    In Word, "split" has a special meaning: it open a second pane on the same document so you can view two parts of the document at once.

    You could open the two documents and try Window>Arrange to place the windows side by side. Does that give you roughly what you need?

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    Re: need to edit 2 documents with a split screen (

    the problem is two toolbars

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    Re: need to edit 2 documents with a split screen (

    If you're using Word 2002 or 2003:
    - Select Tools | Options...
    - If necessary, activate the View tab.
    - Clear the check box 'Windows in Taskbar'.
    - Click OK.
    You'll now have the classic "multiple document interface" with a single set of menu bar / toolbars at the top of the Word application window, and document windows without menu bar / toolbars below it.

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    Re: need to edit 2 documents with a split screen (

    thanks, but what about windows 2000, since I work on a portable also.

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    Re: need to edit 2 documents with a split screen (

    It doesn't matter which Windows version you have.

    If you meant Word 2000 instead of Windows 2000: officially, there is no way to change this for Word 2000. However, Romke Soldaat has created a fix: see When I open a Word 2000 (or higher) document, it creates a new instance of Word. How can I stop it from doing this?.

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    Re: need to edit 2 documents with a split screen (2

    I think what you might be looking for is the Side by Side feature in the view menu. You can have both documents open and when you scroll one document the other will follow. Each document though is seperate from the other meaning that each has its own toolbar for editing etc. I know it works in Word 2003 and Word 2007, although I am unsure whether it works in Word 2000.
    Hope that helps
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    Re: need to edit 2 documents with a split screen (2

    The "compare side by side" feature was introduced in Word 2003, it is not available in Word 2002 and before.

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