View documents side by side

You can easily view two Word documents using View side by side feature. Synchronous scrolling makes it extremely convenient.

Open the two documents you want to compare.

On the View tab, in the Window group, click View Side by Side:

View side by side in Word 2016
  • To scroll both documents at the same time, click Synchronous Scrolling in the Window group on the View tab:
    Synchronous Scrolling in Word 2016
  • To close Side by Side view, click View Side by Side in the Window group on the View tab.