Multiple synchronized documents RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    If I am viewing a very long Word document, say, of 300 page, 10 chapters, is there any way to

    1)      Open multiple instance of Winword.exe to view different chapters of the document, say, chapter 1 Introduction, chapter 2 first course, chapter 10 summary, all at the same time?

    2)      This is in fact is possible on application allowing “multiple instances”. For example, a PDF viewing software PDF-XChange viewer allows this. For cases like this such that the same original copy a document is opened by different instances of an application, if I am attempting to save the editing in any of the instances, Windows will prompt me that “the file is being opened in another application”, which is quite reasonable a basic mechanism of protection.

    But isn’t there way to synchronize the document, so that no matter I am making a change in window 1 for chapter 1, then window 2 for chapter 2, the window 10 for chapter 10, the changes can all be saved and the new document is instantly refreshed/synchronized in all of the windows? It is just like allowing a group of programmers to edit one long code file simultaneously, one in charge of a single block/function. For ordinary documents, does Windows 7 provide any facility to enable this?


    Many thanks for viewing and looking forward to suggestions.



    Sunday, November 28, 2010 11:35 AM


  • Hi,

    After checking your problem, it is the question related with Microsoft Office word, I suggest asking Microsoft Office Forum for further help:




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