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How to Use Track Changes in Word Document to Record the Modification

Date:2019-9-27 Author:Olivia

Track Changes is a useful feature to show any markups or modifications made to a Word document. When sharing documents with your colleagues, it allows you to see what changes are made and by whom. Here I’d like to give a simple guide of how to use Track Changes in Word documents.

1. Go to Review tab, click the arrow in Tracking group.

How to Use Track Changes in Word Document to Record the Modification

2. The Track Changes Options dialog box will display, click Advanced Options,

How to Use Track Changes in Word Document to Record the Modification

3. In Advanced Track Options window, customize all the options including Markup, Moves, Table cell highlight, Formatting and Balloons according to your preference. Click OK at the bottom to save the settings.

How to Use Track Changes in Word Document to Record the Modification

4. Go back to Review tab, click Track Changes to turn it grey. Do not forget to select All Markup in the box of Display for Review. Now it’s in track changes mode.

How to Use Track Changes in Word Document to Record the Modification

5. If you add any extra text, it will be displayed in red with underline automatically.

How to Use Track Changes in Word Document to Record the Modification

6. If you want to modify some text, just place the cursor after the text to be deleted, and press [Backspace] in the keyboard until the whole text turns red with strikethrough. Now you can enter the updated text before it.

How to Use Track Changes in Word Document to Record the Modification

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3 thoughts on “How to Use Track Changes in Word Document to Record the Modification”

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    1. Olivia says:

      Thanks for your support~

  2. Paul Thayer says:

    A good post. I wish you had answered this question: How do you turn off the “Move to next” function in Track Changes.

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