Merging documents with comments  
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Maxyha





PostPosted: Wed Jan 19 10:01:18 CST 2005 Top

MS Word Doc >> Merging documents with comments

I would like to send a document to many people... get them to add comments to
each of their versions... and then merge the returned douments (identical
except for comments) so that all coments now reside in the one document.

Is this possible?

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Beth





PostPosted: Wed Jan 19 10:01:18 CST 2005 Top

MS Word Doc >> Merging documents with comments Try using Tools/Compare and Merge Documents and see if that is what
you are looking for.

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>I would like to send a document to many people... get them to add
>comments to
> each of their versions... and then merge the returned douments
> (identical
> except for comments) so that all coments now reside in the one
> document.
>
> Is this possible?


 
 
nickpattison





PostPosted: Thu Jan 20 02:15:05 CST 2005 Top

MS Word Doc >> Merging documents with comments BM

unfortunately the merge command doesn't seem to do it... as far as I can
tell...

I have tried copying all comments but when you paste them into the comments
in the master document they just end up as additional text in the comment the
cursor is on in the master doc... not a set of new comments against other
parts of the text

NP



> Try using Tools/Compare and Merge Documents and see if that is what
> you are looking for.
>
> --
> Please post all follow-up questions to the newsgroup. Requests for
> assistance by email can not be acknowledged.
>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Beth Melton
> Microsoft Office MVP
>
> Word FAQ: http://mvps.org/word
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> MVP FAQ site: http://mvps.org/
>
>


> >I would like to send a document to many people... get them to add
> >comments to
> > each of their versions... and then merge the returned douments
> > (identical
> > except for comments) so that all coments now reside in the one
> > document.
> >
> > Is this possible?
>
>
>
 
 
Beth





PostPosted: Thu Jan 20 08:28:51 CST 2005 Top

MS Word Doc >> Merging documents with comments Strange. When I tried the Compare and Merge documents command it merge
the Comments from multiple documents for me. What doesn't work
exactly?

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> BM
>
> unfortunately the merge command doesn't seem to do it... as far as I
> can
> tell...
>
> I have tried copying all comments but when you paste them into the
> comments
> in the master document they just end up as additional text in the
> comment the
> cursor is on in the master doc... not a set of new comments against
> other
> parts of the text
>
> NP
>

>
>> Try using Tools/Compare and Merge Documents and see if that is what
>> you are looking for.
>>
>> --
>> Please post all follow-up questions to the newsgroup. Requests for
>> assistance by email can not be acknowledged.
>>
>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>> Beth Melton
>> Microsoft Office MVP
>>
>> Word FAQ: http://mvps.org/word
>> TechTrax eZine: http://mousetrax.com/techtrax/
>> MVP FAQ site: http://mvps.org/
>>
>>


>> >I would like to send a document to many people... get them to add
>> >comments to
>> > each of their versions... and then merge the returned douments
>> > (identical
>> > except for comments) so that all coments now reside in the one
>> > document.
>> >
>> > Is this possible?
>>
>>
>>


 
 
nickpattison





PostPosted: Thu Jan 20 09:23:03 CST 2005 Top

MS Word Doc >> Merging documents with comments BM

I am using Word 2000 (9.0.6926 SP-3) and when I select the "Merge
Documents..." command I get a dialogue box to select the appropriate file and
when I select a file I get the message "The merged documents contain unmarked
changes. Do you want to merge up to the first untracked change?"

When I click OK I basically get the original document.

Maybe I need a later version?

NP



> Strange. When I tried the Compare and Merge documents command it merge
> the Comments from multiple documents for me. What doesn't work
> exactly?
>
> --
> Please post all follow-up questions to the newsgroup. Requests for
> assistance by email can not be acknowledged.
>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Beth Melton
> Microsoft Office MVP
>
> Word FAQ: http://mvps.org/word
> TechTrax eZine: http://mousetrax.com/techtrax/
> MVP FAQ site: http://mvps.org/
>
>


> > BM
> >
> > unfortunately the merge command doesn't seem to do it... as far as I
> > can
> > tell...
> >
> > I have tried copying all comments but when you paste them into the
> > comments
> > in the master document they just end up as additional text in the
> > comment the
> > cursor is on in the master doc... not a set of new comments against
> > other
> > parts of the text
> >
> > NP
> >

> >
> >> Try using Tools/Compare and Merge Documents and see if that is what
> >> you are looking for.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Please post all follow-up questions to the newsgroup. Requests for
> >> assistance by email can not be acknowledged.
> >>
> >> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> >> Beth Melton
> >> Microsoft Office MVP
> >>
> >> Word FAQ: http://mvps.org/word
> >> TechTrax eZine: http://mousetrax.com/techtrax/
> >> MVP FAQ site: http://mvps.org/
> >>
> >>


> >> >I would like to send a document to many people... get them to add
> >> >comments to
> >> > each of their versions... and then merge the returned douments
> >> > (identical
> >> > except for comments) so that all coments now reside in the one
> >> > document.
> >> >
> >> > Is this possible?
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
 
 
Beth





PostPosted: Sun Jan 23 12:01:47 CST 2005 Top

MS Word Doc >> Merging documents with comments I tested it in Word 2003 and didn't encounter the message. Just tested
it in Word 2000 and I encountered the same issue. They revamped the
Reviewing features as of Word 2002 so if you have either Word 2002 or
Word 2003 available then it should work.

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> BM
>
> I am using Word 2000 (9.0.6926 SP-3) and when I select the "Merge
> Documents..." command I get a dialogue box to select the appropriate
> file and
> when I select a file I get the message "The merged documents contain
> unmarked
> changes. Do you want to merge up to the first untracked change?"
>
> When I click OK I basically get the original document.
>
> Maybe I need a later version?
>
> NP
>

>
>> Strange. When I tried the Compare and Merge documents command it
>> merge
>> the Comments from multiple documents for me. What doesn't work
>> exactly?
>>
>> --
>> Please post all follow-up questions to the newsgroup. Requests for
>> assistance by email can not be acknowledged.
>>
>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>> Beth Melton
>> Microsoft Office MVP
>>
>> Word FAQ: http://mvps.org/word
>> TechTrax eZine: http://mousetrax.com/techtrax/
>> MVP FAQ site: http://mvps.org/
>>
>>


>> > BM
>> >
>> > unfortunately the merge command doesn't seem to do it... as far
>> > as I
>> > can
>> > tell...
>> >
>> > I have tried copying all comments but when you paste them into
>> > the
>> > comments
>> > in the master document they just end up as additional text in the
>> > comment the
>> > cursor is on in the master doc... not a set of new comments
>> > against
>> > other
>> > parts of the text
>> >
>> > NP
>> >

>> >
>> >> Try using Tools/Compare and Merge Documents and see if that is
>> >> what
>> >> you are looking for.
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Please post all follow-up questions to the newsgroup. Requests
>> >> for
>> >> assistance by email can not be acknowledged.
>> >>
>> >> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>> >> Beth Melton
>> >> Microsoft Office MVP
>> >>
>> >> Word FAQ: http://mvps.org/word
>> >> TechTrax eZine: http://mousetrax.com/techtrax/
>> >> MVP FAQ site: http://mvps.org/
>> >>
>> >>

>> >> in
>> >> message

>> >> >I would like to send a document to many people... get them to
>> >> >add
>> >> >comments to
>> >> > each of their versions... and then merge the returned douments
>> >> > (identical
>> >> > except for comments) so that all coments now reside in the one
>> >> > document.
>> >> >
>> >> > Is this possible?
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>