Problem with Side-by-Side Viewing


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Judy F

When I click on the side-by-side viewing of two documents, my documents
display top/bottom rather than left/right. Do I need to change a setting
somewhere to make the documents display side-by-side?

Judy F.
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

This has started to happen to me just recently. I'm wondering if a recent
update may have broken this feature.

Actually, I just tried this again, and both the documents to be compared
stayed maximized and weren't displayed together at all. The only indication
of a change was the Close Side by Side toolbar in both windows.

When I get a chance I'll reboot Windows and Word and see if that solves the
problem. If not, I'll start Word in Safe Mode and see if it works there.
Beyond that, I don't know what to suggest.
 
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grammatim

This has started to happen to me just recently. I'm wondering if a recent
update may have broken this feature.

Actually, I just tried this again, and both the documents to be compared
stayed maximized and weren't displayed together at all. The only indication
of a change was the Close Side by Side toolbar in both windows.
Yeah, that just happened to me! I downloaded some sort of Windows XP
update and some sort of Office update, but nothing Word-specific.
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

Well, I started in Safe Mode, and it worked fine, so I restarted as usual,
and it didn't work. I thought that an add-in I'd created for Word 2007 might
be the problem, so I disabled that. No joy. Then I noticed that the
Side-by-Side toolbar had a button labeled Reset Window Position, so I
clicked that, and all was copacetic.

That fix seems to persist even when I close and restart Word. I suspect I
may have gotten things out of whack when I rearranged the windows that had
opened split vertically instead of horizontally. I still don't know what
caused that, but presumably the Reset Window Position button would have
worked then, too.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

This has started to happen to me just recently. I'm wondering if a recent
update may have broken this feature.

Actually, I just tried this again, and both the documents to be compared
stayed maximized and weren't displayed together at all. The only
indication
of a change was the Close Side by Side toolbar in both windows.
Yeah, that just happened to me! I downloaded some sort of Windows XP
update and some sort of Office update, but nothing Word-specific.
 

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