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       Maybe you can view 2 different documents, but for me the first one
closes when I open the next one - it is listed in the 'recent' log,
            but I'm unable to open more than 1 document at the same time.

       For instance, a while back I was composing a letter which I wanted
to begin & end in much the same way; I typed it out to the first person ...
it's saved,
            then for the next person, I could either delete the mid-section
and type in the message to that person or copy & paste to a new document
... then delete the mid-section, ... BUT I could not keep the first letter
open and revert back and forth ... ... ...

       Maybe that's what all those ~lock files are; I delete these as they
appear, because I have no clue as to why they are appearing ...
             am I deleting the ability to view documents side-by-side  ???

       the more I learn of these machines, the stupider I feel  ;-)

       Oh, BTW, LO quit working again last night ...
             but once again after clearing the caches, turning off the
machine for the night, it's operational again this morning  ;-)

       Is it me or the machine ... I think the machine is winning ... I
think I belong in the horse 'n buggy era ... ... ... ;-)  ;-)  ;-)

On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 12:32 AM, Dennis E. Hamilton <> wrote:

If you want to compare one document with an earlier version, and you have
both, do the following.

Open the first document in LibreOffice Writer.

When it is open, go to the menu above the document.

Click Edit

On the pull-down menu, click Compare Document ...

A file open dialog will appear.

Use it to open the earlier document.  Writer now has a document that shows
the changes from one to the other.

Scroll through the result and see how the changes to the older document
that result in the newer one.

You can save this as a third document if you want.  Or you can always make
another comparison again.

This may not be exactly what you are looking for, but it is very useful to
know about.

 - Dennis

Also, in working with a document, you can record changes as you do it.
 You can see the changes (show them as you type), or you can simply record
them.  Then you can show them whenever you want, change your mind, etc.
 This is on the Edit | Changes dialog.  Turn on Edit | Changes | Record and
the changes you make from then on are remembered and can be shown.

From: anne-ology []
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2012 20:01
To: Dennis
Cc: Jorge; Tom; Dr. R. O Stapf;
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: [] Split screen in
half horizontally?

       well, now you've lost me  ;-)

On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 8:41 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton <

Umm, if two Text (.odt) documents have not changed dramatically, does not

        Edit | Compare Document ...

menu dialog provide a way of seeing how the currently open document is
changed from another document?

 - Dennis

From: anne-ology []
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2012 15:39
To: Jorge
Cc: Tom; Dr. R. O Stapf;
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: [] Split screen in
half horizontally?

       I wish this were true ... using WIN [now 7], it's not  ;-(

       To be able to compare 2 versions side by side would be an asset -
often, I've wanted to remember how something was worded ... so I have to
close the document, open the other document then reverse the process
because both versions cannot be open at the same time -
             I've tried minimizing one document but it closes on its own
when the next document is opened -

       the computer is always a step ahead of me  ;-)

On Sat, Dec 8, 2012 at 3:26 PM, jorge <> wrote:


If I remember well...with LO you can compare two documents...and in
Ubuntu there are some programs to do the same


Jorge Rodríguez

El vie, 07-12-2012 a las 00:21 +0000, Tom Davies escribió:
Hi :)
Side-by-side is fairly easy on Win7 and Ubuntu 12.04.  Not sure about
others but it's got to have originated somewhere and is probably on the
cards elsewhere.  Not sure about synchronised scrolling though, that
sounds like a good item for a feature-request / bug-report.

So, in Ubuntu 12.04 and Win7 just grab the first document's window
drag it to the far left as though you are dragging it off-screen.
 When a
weird shadow fills half the screen let go.  Whatever size and shape the
windo had been it now fills half the screen.  Do the same to the 2nd
document's window but drag it to the right.  Errr i choose left first
because it feels more comfortable to me.  If you try to drag it off the
of the screen then the window tries to maximise.

Of course you could use Alt Tab to flick between any windows on the
workspace you are on and that can be a good way to compare quickly.

Most Gnu&Linux distros also let you flick between different
quickly so changes jump out at you that way too.  Windows users
aren't familiar with the spinning cube (which i can never get to
work).  Of
course Ubuntu kinda lost that quick flick between workspaces in 11.04
Unity (unless i'm missing a key-combo (which is highly likely))

Regards from
Tom :)

From: Dr. R. O Stapf <>
Sent: Thursday, 6 December 2012, 23:10
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: [] Split screen
in half horizontally?

This would really be a good feature. I also miss the possibility to
compare to documents side by side
and synchronized scrolling. I hate to say it but this is a good
feature of MSO. Just hope that our
devs can add ti to LibO.

On 2012-12-05 20:50, Gilles wrote:
I agree. I also miss being able to split a document horizontally
in two
halves. It's very useful when going through a big document.

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