How to turn off track changes in Microsoft Word
Track changes are a built-in feature that allow you to see changes that were made by another person who opened the document.
When you are collaborating on a word document, you have the option to suggest changes that your colleagues can review and then choose to reject or accept.
When are track changes useful
- When a professor wants to give feedback to students on their work
- When an editing team is working on a piece or article or research paper.
- When students are given a written group project.
You can also decide to turn off the track changes so that Microsoft Word stops highlighting where deletions or additions were made. This may be because you are done making changes and are ready to submit the paper or document.
You can turn off trac changes by following these simple steps.
Turning off track changes
1. Open Word
Open the Word document whose changes you want to track.
2. Go to review
Go to the ‘Review’ tab on the ribbon.
Select ‘Track Changes’ from the list that appears. The ‘Track Changes’ option should be blue to show that its on so that selecting it turs it off, like a switch.
How a document appears when track changes is turned on
If you want to hide these comments, you can click on the now grey line.
Save the document to make these changes permanent.
When track changes are off, as you make additions and corrections, the red line to the right of your document stops appearing whenever you make a change.
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