You’ve heard and read it over and over again. Management will try to hide information in the footnotes, therefore read the footnotes, read the footnotes, read the footnotes.
But if you are a normal person you don’t like to spend all day, or don’t have the time to spend, reading every fine print in the quarterly and annual reports for each of your companies.
What if I told you there was an easier way?
That method is to simply let Microsoft Word compare the documents for you and let you know whether there are any changes.
So simple, it’s brilliant. It’s a lesson from Financial Shenanigans that I’ve been using to make things easier.
This will undoubtedly save you tons of time. After all, you only need to read the differences between each filed report. First see what I’m talking about.
This is just one of the changes that was detected between Dolby’s Q2 and Q3 report. Try to detect this by hand and it will be a nightmare.
Now let me show you how easily this is done.
This tutorial is based on Office 2007, but it also works on word 2000 and 2003.
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