- See the changes made between one version of a policy and another when the show changes feature will not display them due to large changes.
- Use Microsoft Word to compare two documents.
- Microsoft Word
- Save each version of the policy as a separate Word document.
- Open the two documents to be compared.
- Click the Review tab in the Ribbon.
- Then click the Compare drop-down button in the Compare button group.
- Select the Compare… command from the drop-down menu to open the Compare Documents dialog box.
- Select the name of the original document from the Original document drop-down menu.
- If you forgot to open the original document before opening the Compare Documents dialog box, select the document by either clicking the Open button at the right end of the drop-down menu or by selecting the Browse… command from the drop-down menu.
- Then, in the Open dialog box that appears, find and open the original document.
- Use the Revised document drop-down to select the name of the revised copy of the document from the drop-down menu.
- You can also use the Open button or the Browse… command with the Revised document drop-down, if you forgot to open the revised document before opening the Compare Documents dialog box.
- Under the “Revised document” drop-down, enter the name with which to label changes in the resultant legal blackline document into the Label changes with text box, if needed.
- To show all the options for comparing documents at the bottom of the dialog box, click the More >> button.
- Any changes you make are saved as the new default settings in the future.
- To set the options and hide them again, click the << Less button.
- When finished, click the OK button.
- The original document and revised document appear at the right side of the screen.
- The compared document appears in the center of the screen.
- Any revisions appear in the Revisions pane at the left side of the screen.