How do I save two word documents in their original form side by side in one word document?

I am trying to save two word documents that have comments on side by side as a comparison tool. I do not want the documents altering in any way which is what seems to be happening when using the compare button.
Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks,
Nicola
 

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Open both documents (and no other applications). Right click the Windows task bar and select Tile Horizontally (or Show Windows Side by Side). Th two windows will remain independent of one another.
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Thanks for that. I had done that but couldn't work out how I could save that view in one document.
Do you know how to do that?
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There is no option to save that view.. This is not one document but two.
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I am trying to save two word documents that have comments on side by side as a comparison tool. I do not want the documents altering in any way which is what seems to be happening when using the compare button.
Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks,
Nicola

The Compare button does not alter either of the documents. It creates a new comparison document showing both.
You can make changes in that document, but those changes are not reflected in either of the original documents being compared.

You can display both source documents, but you can't modify them. Unfortunately, you can't display them side-by-side. At least in my configuration, with both displayed, you get the comparison document centered with markup notes on the left and one source document is top right, the other is bottom right.
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I'm guessing there is no way of only showing the "original" and the "revised" and not the"compared" documents as when I close down the compared document that gets rid of everything.

Does anyone know if you can use frames to put one document each side of the frame?

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I'm guessing there is no way of only showing the "original" and the "revised" and not the"compared" documents as when I close down the compared document that gets rid of everything.

Thanks,

Nicola

Nope.

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Does anyone know if you can use frames to put one document each side of the frame?
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I don't know that you can put a whole document (including headers/footers) in a frame. If you don't need the headers/footers, you could probably do it with a two-column table. This would be done with IncludeText. You can't independently scroll and there is no markup comparison.

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If the text is put in a table, I'm guessing comments from the document won't show up. Are you able to insert comments to certain pieces of text in the table?

I have two example assignments that I have marked that I want to show side by side. One is a pass, one is a fail and the comments are the feedback. I need to send this to students as one document.

Any ideas would be much appreciated.

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