1. Prepare (or find) a folder that has (for example) 5 Word files such that in Windows Explorer, Details view, they would be next to each other.
2. Put unique content in each of the 5 Word files so that you can tell them apart.
3. In Windows Explorer, go to that folder and view it in Details view.
4. Use your mouse to simultaneously highlight and select those 5 files.
Below shows an example. My mouse just selected my 5 fives (though my mouse pointer is not showing up in the graphic).
5. Hit [ENTER]
on your keyboard.
6. The system will now start Word for you and will open those 5 files, and the 5 Word files will be available to edit in Word.
Below shows what it looks like with my mouse hovering over the Word icon on the taskbar. As you can see, the 5 files are open in Word.
7. Go to any of the Word files as if you were going to edit it.
8. On the keyboard (in Word), simultaneously click [CONTROL]
. Continue to push CTRL-F6
, and report what happens.
happen is that Word would cycle through each of your 5 files (and you can tell that the content is switching from one to another).
This does not
happen for me, nor on my husbandís brand new system.
However, if I start the process over and, from within Word, open those same 5 files (i.e., click [FILE]
, and find the file to open, then the next, etc.), then CTRL-F6 does
cycle through the 5 files.
Whew! I tried to be explicit, above, but am I precise enough? If there's anything I could explain better, please let me know.