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    Compare multiple versions (Word 2002 SP3)

    Word's Track Changes will distinguish successive changes by multiple editors. Unfortunately, my lawyers always email a document to several people simultaneously and get back multiple edited versions. which they want me to merge.

    If I compare the original with the first edited version, accept the changes, compare the new verision with the second edited version, etc., I end up with the first person's changes being flagged as inconsistent with the second person's edits, and so on.

    Can Word merge the changed versions, so that it looks like the reviewers had passed a single document along, each editing the same one?

    If not, is there a program that can (e.g., CompareRite, DeltaView)?


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    Re: Compare multiple versions (Word 2002 SP3)

    Welcome to Woody's Lounge!

    You should be able to do it like this:
    - Open the original document.

    - Select Tools | Compare and Merge Documents...
    - Select one of the documents with changes.
    - Click the little dropdown arrow next to the Merge button.
    - Select Merge to current document.

    - Repeat the above steps for each of the other documents.

    For the future, I'd recommend the lawyers to send the document using a routing slip. The document will be passed on from one recipient to the next, accumulating tracked changes, and eventually return to the sender.

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