View documents side by side

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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 365
  • To scroll both documents at the same time, click Synchronous Scrolling in the Window group on the View tab:
Synchronous Scrolling in Word 365
  • To close the Side by Side view, click View Side by Side again in the Window group on the View tab.

See also this tip in French: Voir les documents côte à côte.

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