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    I'm looking for a specific function. Help!

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by ShortBus, Apr 26, 2012.

    What I'm looking for is a function on a word processor that splits two documents on the screen. This is for revising and rewriting. I'm basically revamping what I previously wrote and it's a real pain in the ass to keep tabbing.

    Say I have my rough draft on the left side of the screen and what I'm revising is on the right side. I can look at the left side and type on the right in real time.

    I hope you guys know what I mean. If you do, then please help a brotha out.

    *Edit: Other than MS Word. (I don't have that) There should be some open source software capable of this but I can't find it.
     
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    Why not just have two documents opened side by side? Resize the windows so they both fit.
     
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    yea that's what im doing now. it doesn't fit all that well and i have to zoom out quite a bit so i can see both windows. i'm just hoping that there would be an easier way to go about this.
     
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    Ah, sorry, I didn't realise that's a problem. I have a Mac so it works fine on my computer.
     
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    Now I'm wondering if there is a good open source program for revisions. Off to google I go!
     
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    This site does not permit product endorsements. I suggest you check with the software manufacturer's site to find features or auxilliary products.
     
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