Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Compare Document Versions in Word 2007 with SharePoint

Sharepoint includes a feature to track a document's version history. You can see this history from Word 2007 by clicking on the Office Button and then selecting View Version History under Server.

Then you will get a window that shows all the different versions, their modified date, modifier, size and comments.

Highlight the version you want to compare and then click on the Compare button. Word will open the old version in a new window and then open another window that show both versions and their differences.

On the left you will see a list of the all the changes. In the center is the current document with the changes highlighted. On the right are both versions of the document. Now you have an easy and quick way to see the changes made in each version of the document.