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How to add and Remove track changes in MS Word

Remove track changes in MS Word

What is the track changes feature in Word?

Track changes is an inbuilt feature of Microsoft Word which allows you to view the changes that were made to a document

What is the difference between track changes and the Comment tool in Word?

Track changes is a tool used to view the changes that were made to a document. The comment tool in Microsoft Word is used by the user to add notes or annotations to the document. Word displays the comment in a balloon located in the margin of the document or in the Reviewing Pane. 

How to remove track changes in MS Word 2020

The only way to remove tracked changes in a document is to accept or reject them

To remove track changes in Microsoft Word 2020

  1. Open your word document
  2. Go to the review tab, in the changes group choose next or previous
  3. In the reject list
  4. Click reject all changes to remove all tracked changes

How to track changes in MS Word

To track changes in Microsoft Word

  1. Go to the review tab
  2. Select track changes to turn it on
  3. This enables you to track changes made in the word document 

How to use track changes in Google Docs

To track changes in google docs, the suggesting mode feature must be used

To turn on suggesting mode to track changes in google docs

  1. Select the dropdown menu with the pencil icon. 
  2. Click Suggesting or click the green suggestion shortcut button when you hover over a page.
  3. You can now make any changes to the document you want without permanently altering the text.

5 best online platforms to view track changes easily  

Here are 5 online platforms to view track changes

  1. Google docs
  2. Hemingway
  3. Wordgraph
  4. Hancom office
  5. Able word

How to turn off track changes in MS Word

To turn off track changes in word

  1. On the review tab go to the tracking section
  2. Select track changes
  3. Then turn it off

When you turn on Track Changes, Word marks up new changes made to the document.

When you turn off Track Changes, Word stops marking up new changes. Any changes that were already tracked remain marked up in the document until you remove them.

How to remove track changes in word 2016

The only way to remove tracked changes in a document is to accept or reject them

To remove track changes in word 2016

  1. Open your word document
  2. Go to the review tab, in the changes group choose next or previous
  3. In the reject list
  4. Click reject all changes to remove all tracked changes

How to remove track changes in MS Word 2013

Removing tracked changes in Microsoft Word can be done by rejecting them. To do this, follow the septs below

  1. Open your word document
  2. Go to the review tab, in the changes group choose next or previous
  3. In the reject list
  4. Click reject all changes to remove all tracked changes

How to accept track changes in MS Word 2007

To accept track changes in word 2007

  1. Go to the review tab
  2. In the tracking group, click on the arrow next to show mark up
  3. Check each of the following items: (Comments, Ink Annotations, Insertions and Deletions, Formatting, Reviewers)
  4. On the review tab, in the changes group, select next or previous
  5. In the Changes group, click Accept. OR accept all changes in document

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