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Chapter 13. Collaborating > Working with Network Documents - Pg. 337

Merge or Compare Only Two Documents at a Time If you ignore my advice to keep only one copy of a document floating around, then please heed this advice. If there are more than two copies of a document, merge one copy into the master copy and then review the changes. After accepting or rejecting all changes, bring in the changes from the next copy, and so on. Working with Network Documents Whether you are on a large company network or just have a few computers hooked together, Word makes it pretty easy to share files with others over a network. I don't plan to get into a discussion on networking or security here, as there would be just too much to cover. Also, since the Word interface makes opening and saving docu- ments on a network almost identical to opening and saving on a local system, I'm not going to go over those procedures in detail either. Rather, I will offer a brief rundown on some of the useful things to be aware of when working on a network with Word: · If you frequently use a particular shared folder on a network, map that folder as a network drive. Browse to the folder using Network Neighborhood either in Word's Open and Save dialogs or in Windows Explorer. Right-click the folder and choose Map Network Drive from the context menu. In the dialog that Collaborating