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Windows 7: How do I open two Word documents in Windows7?

14 Mar 2012   #11

W7 Ult x64 and W8 Pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Trapper View Post
Open the Doc you want in Word 2010 then select the view tab. To the right of the ribbon is a section called Window, select New Window and another version of your open doc is displayed. Then left click on the toolbar and select Show windows side by side. You can now switch to either version.
Hopefully that will work for you, it does for me!
Sorry for my late reply. I am not getting notice for any new post on the thread.
I gather that there is no way to open multiple separate word windows.

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14 Mar 2012   #12

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu

As well as the various changes to the MDI (multi Document Interface), in word itself over recent versions there is also the change to the default organisation of the windows taskbar.

In order to see multiple open documents you have to rest your cursor on the Word taskbar icon, or set the taskbar options to never combine which will display separate entries for each window/document

in order to see multiple windows on screen in Word 2010 use the View : Arrange windows Ribbon command
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15 Mar 2012   #13

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

I agree with Barman 58, there is no problem viewing multiple docs in Word 2010. I have just opened 4 separate docs and was able to copy and paste between them.

As noted the important factor is the Task Bar icon, you will see a faint Word icon copy behind the main Word icon for each doc open, they are like shadows. Put you cursor over the main icon and all the open docs will be seen then use the task bar options (left click) to view side by side etc.
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