Is there a way of looking at a word doc without opening it?

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With photos, there is often a thumbnail of the image that you can see without opening it. I have various text documents that undergo revision, and I don't want to have to open all of them to see which one I want. So if there was a way of viewing a page of a closed doc, that would be very useful.

Any thoughts?

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Is there a way of looking at a word doc without opening it?
« Reply #1 on: 26/05/2009 10:17:10 »
I can only see the first few words of the document at the bottom.  [:-\]

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Is there a way of looking at a word doc without opening it?
« Reply #2 on: 26/05/2009 11:31:49 »
If you included tags and comments you wouldn't have to open the document to find out its contents,
 (tags make finding and cross-referencing documents easier too).

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Is there a way of looking at a word doc without opening it?
« Reply #3 on: 26/05/2009 19:55:19 »
Do a search in the folder with all the text files in question and there should be a field "A word or phrase in the file", If you can remember some small part of the document you're looking for that should help a lot.

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Is there a way of looking at a word doc without opening it?
« Reply #4 on: 27/05/2009 05:34:21 »
If you included tags and comments you wouldn't have to open the document to find out its contents,
(tags make finding and cross-referencing documents easier too).

You're right, I didn't know you could do that!

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Is there a way of looking at a word doc without opening it?
« Reply #5 on: 27/05/2009 07:48:01 »
Neither did I! Good tip.