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4 Ways to Simultaneously edit Microsoft Word Documents

It is common practice to work collaboratively within a Microsoft Word Document. Sending it back and forth between team members, as each individual makes their suggested changes before distributing it further. This can be a painstaking process and often leads to more work trying to merge documents together (how to post on Merging Word Documents)…

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How to Merge Multiple Microsoft Word Documents

If you are someone that works with Microsoft Word a lot, you have probably come across a time when it would have been very convenient to merge a few Microsoft Word documents together, creating a single master file. Merging is possible via the manual process of copy-and-past although its not very intuitive. Microsoft does offer…

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How to Merge two Microsoft Word Documents

If you are collaborating on a Microsoft Word Document with others and two people make edits at the same time, you may need to merge these two documents together. Most Microsoft Word users find the quickest way to combined Word Documents is to manually copy and paste them into one. This is no longer the…

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How to Copy and Paste Text with Tracked Changes in Microsoft Word Documents

Tracked Changes is a helpful feature in Microsoft Word that allows you to keep track of any edits you make when collaborating on a document with others. Sometimes you may need to copy part or all of the text from a document and paste it onto another file, carrying across the tracked changes. Now that…

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How to hide Tracked Changes in Microsoft Word Documents

Your collaborating on a Microsoft Word Document with your team and just opened the most recent version to find a multitude of tracked changes, red lines and marks all over the file. When all tracked changes are visible in a Word document it can be difficult to sort through the clutter and read the document…

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How to view Tracked Changes in Microsoft Word Documents

When collaborating on a Microsoft Word Document the easiest way to keep an eye on all of the edits being made is by tracking your changes. Tracked Changes is an easy to use built-in tool that allows you to do exactly what it sounds like; track any edits or changes that are made to the…

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How to reject tracked change in Microsoft Word Documents

Tracking changes is a useful way to keep an eye on changes or suggested edits from your colleagues while collaborating on a word document file. If you are the owner of the file, or the one responsible for accepting or rejecting any changes you will need to be equipped with the tools to do so…

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How to turn on Track Changes in Microsoft Word Documents

You’ve been sent a Microsoft Word document and a colleague has requested that you review the document and track all changes that you make. Maybe, you’ve been sent a document and would like to track any changes you make to allow your team to easily see where edits or suggests have been made without referring…

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How to print the comments in a Microsoft Word Document

You are working on a word document full of comments, and you are trying to print out the entire document with all of the tracked comments. Printing out the comments with the document’s text body may make it easier for you to review them all one by one, with a pen rather than on your…

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How to edit a comment in Microsoft Word documents

You’ve added a comment to your Word document, but can’t figure out how to edit or delete it? In this post, we will walk you through how to make changes to your comment box and have you editing in no time. Editing a comment box in Microsoft Word Open the Word document. Make all comments…

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How to view all comments in Word in one place

You’re working on a Microsoft Word Document and can’t figure out how to see all of the comments at the same time. This article will show you how to view all of the comments in your Word doc at the click of a button. How to show all comment lines in your Word Document Follow…

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How to add a comment in Microsoft Word Documents

Can’t figure out how to add a comment into your Microsoft Word Document? In this post, we’ll take you through six quick and easy steps to add a comment to a Word Documents like a pro. How to insert a comment in Microsoft Word To insert a comment into a Word document, follow these fool-proof…

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How to password protect your Microsoft Word documents

Do you need to add a password to your Microsoft Word document to keep the contents safe from prying eyes? In this post, we’ll walk you through a few quick steps & show you how to password protect your Word documents. How to set a password for an Office document To add an encryption password…

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3 better ways to version control your Word documents

Are you still using crazy filenames like ‘V27_final_FINAL_FOR_REAL’ for version control on documents? If so, you’re doing it wrong.  There’s a lot of issues with this method of version control and continuing to do version control in this primitive way could in fact land your organisation in a lot of trouble. In this article, we’ll…

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3 ways to collaborate on Microsoft Word documents

Are you still collaborating on Microsoft Word documents by emailing them back and forth? If so, you’re making life hard for yourself as there’s numerous better ways to collaborate with others on a Word document. In this post, we’ll outline 3 better ways to collaborate on Microsoft Word documents than emailing them back and forth….

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Synchronize documents across SharePoint, OneDrive, DropBox, Google Drive and Box

The short version Collaborating on Word documents is often fragmented and takes place via email, Google Docs, SharePoint, OneDrive, DropBox and many other platforms. The same document can be copied all over the place and keeping track of all the distributed versions becomes exponentially more difficult. Simul Documents is a version control system for Microsoft…

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Why you need version control

There are numerous reasons to be using a version control system for your Word documents. Version control systems are common place in particular industries, but the norm with Word documents is still to work from a local directory and share via email. This article aims to explain some of the pitfalls of such an arduous…

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