MS Word Tips
How to Review and Track Changes
How to Review and Track Changes in MS Word
In the legal industry, it isn't uncommon to encounter dozens of documents that need to be marked up or edited on any given day. Sometimes those edits need to go through multiplte people before they can be approved, or simply need to be sent back with a visible before-and-after display so your coworker or client can see exactly what changed between versions. Luckily, Microsoft Word offers a feature that lets you track the changes you make in a document, making digital document management and collaboration a piece of cake.
Today we have some tips and tricks on how to make your edits appear in a Word document. In this brief guide, we'll walk you through how to review and track changes to a Word Document in just a few simple steps.
Open the document you intend on editing.
1. In Misrosoft Word, on the top toolbar, select the tab titled "Review."
2. Select "Track Changes." The icon should appear highlighted and grey to let you know you are currently tracking changes.
Now when you begin to edit text, you should notice red mark-up.
2. You can also change what types of mark-up appear. By the "Track Changes" icon, select the drop down menu that is above "Show Markup." Here you will see the different options you can choose to show varying levels of markup.
When you're done, you can either approve or decline the changes that have been made.
3. To do so, go to the icons to the right of the "Track Changes" icon in the Review toolbar. Here, you will see the option to either Accept or Reject changes. There are drop-down menus beneath both options, allowing you to accept or reject certain changes or all changes.
For instance, as you can see in the screenshot above, I have selected "Accept All Changes." This would remove the red crossed-out line over the word "text," and the word "text" would no longer be there.
And that's it! We hope you enjoyed this article and can now add one more trick to your Miscrosoft Word skills. To read more about what you can do with the review and track changes function, go to the full documentation here.