Using Word in split screen mode


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Steve Hayes

I want to have two documents open so I can copy text from one to the other.

How do I get the screen to split vertically instead of horizontally, so I can
copy from the document on the left to the one on the right?

I'm using Word 97.

Also, is there anyway to strip formatting from a document -- pictures,
captions etc so I can just edit the plain text?
 
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RobertMacy

I want to have two documents open so I can copy text from one to the
other.

How do I get the screen to split vertically instead of horizontally, so
I can
copy from the document on the left to the one on the right?

I'm using Word 97.
I found it far easier to simply open two applications at the same time.
Although Word 97 likes to thwart your effort to do so, it is easy.

Try this. You have a .doc open and want to scoop some things into it. Go
to Windows Explorer, look for the other .doc file, when you find it,
shift-right click and when it asks for OPEN WITH select MS Word, and pop!
you'll suddenly have two apps open. Now simply resize each to sit side by
side or whatever.

PS: It's possible to do the same 'inside' Word 97's field, but I am always
geting bit by accidently closing one closes them all! and again, darned
computer, do what I mean, not what I say.
 
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Stefan Blom

You can open an additional window for the document via Window | New Window
(assuming that this command is available in Word 97, which I haven't used in
years) and then arrange them side by side.
 
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Steve Hayes

You can open an additional window for the document via Window | New Window
(assuming that this command is available in Word 97, which I haven't used in
years) and then arrange them side by side.
Thanks to all who replied.
 

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