How to Track Changes in Microsoft Word

By Allen Wyatt for Word.Tips.Net

How to Track Changes in Microsoft Word

Word includes a feature that allows you to see what changes have been made to a document. These changes, known as markup, are primarily created using the Track Changes feature of Word. To turn on Track Changes, all you need to do is display the Review tab of the ribbon. In the Tracking group, click the Track Changes tool.

From this point, as you make changes to your document, your changes are shown on-screen using marks that are very similar to those used manually by editors for years. The essence of markup is that added text is shown as underlined and deleted text is shown at the right of the document in elements called “balloons.”

If desired, you can change the way in which Word shows the markup.

To specify how the edits should be noted, follow these steps:

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