If, you use Microsoft Word, as most professionals do, and you have shared documents that others can make changes to, today’s tech tip might be particularly useful. Today's Tech Tips is about Tracking Changes in Microsoft Word.
When collaborating on a document that is being edited by multiple people, it can be difficult to see what changes are made. This is easy to remedy though. By turning on ‘Track Changes’ you can see who has made changes to your document, you can choose which changes to accept or reject, and you can view and delete comments. Here’s how:
Turn on “Track Changes”
Turn Track Changes on and off by going to Review > Track Changes.
When it's turned on, deletions are marked with a strikethrough, and additions are marked with an underline. Different authors' changes are indicated with different colors.
When it's turned off, Word stops marking changes, but the colored underlines and strikethrough are still in the document.
View suggested changes
To review the changes in your document, go to Review > Tracking > Display for Review.
To review the changes, indicated by a red line in the margin, choose Simple Markup.
For a detailed view of the changes, choose All Markup.
For a preview of how the document will look if you make all the suggested changes permanent, choose No Markup.
To view the original document as if all the suggested changes were removed, choose Original.