I have 25 Word Docs which represent 25 snapshots of this paper I have been writing, where I created a new copy before I made a change in direction and deleted some text. So I made a new filename so I would not over-write any copy, but now I need to "mine" all that old text which had ben abandoned.
I want to make a "mashup" version of the file so I can proof it for ideas on topics that I abandoned months ago.
How do I do this?
I tried the merge feature of Word, but found it did not merge the docs as expected. I want to use some merge feature so that I do not make the doc longer than needed by releasing the same paragraphs and pages. Instead, I understand there will be no meaning to this text, expect it will remind me of the topics I abandoned.
I also tried exporting them as text, then using Beyond Compare to merge them, but once again, it did not combine the files.
Is there a way to extract all words in a file as a CSV file? If I could get that for each file sandpit them into one huge Excel Column, I could scan that column and at least find key words, while key concepts would be impossible to uncover...