Can't copy "track changes" Word document. Want changes showing.

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  1. kimlockwood

    kimlockwood Guest

    Tried to copy and paste sections of an 8mb Word doc with track changes turned
    on.
    The track changes did not copy into the new doc. This is Office 2003.
     
    kimlockwood, Jun 22, 2009
    #1
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    Stefan Blom Guest

    Stefan Blom, Jun 22, 2009
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  3. Re: Can't copy "track changes" Word document. Want changes showing.

    On Jun 22, 5:56 am, kimlockwood
    <> wrote:
    > Tried to copy and paste sections of an 8mb Word doc with track changes turned
    > on.
    > The track changes did not copy into the new doc. This is Office 2003.


    Turn off Track Changes in the recipient document, Paste the text with
    tracked changes in it, and turn Track Changes back on.
     
    Peter T. Daniels, Jun 22, 2009
    #3
  4. kimlockwood

    wisiwyg Guest

    You are copying from one document to another? You will need to spike the
    sections you are copying:

    Open a copy of the original document. Ensure that Track Changes is turned
    off on both documents. Ctrl+F3 to 'copy' the section containing track
    changes (the section disappears), go to your new document and position your
    mouse. Ctrl+Shft+F3 will then paste the text, with track changes, into the
    new document.

    "kimlockwood" wrote:

    > Tried to copy and paste sections of an 8mb Word doc with track changes turned
    > on.
    > The track changes did not copy into the new doc. This is Office 2003.
     
    wisiwyg, Jun 22, 2009
    #4
  5. kimlockwood

    wisiwyg Guest

    RE: Can't copy "track changes" Word document. Want changes showin

    Forgot to mention, this works in any document. more info here:
    http://www.rosevines.org/blog/2008/6/18/tip-using-microsoft-words-spike-to-rearrange-text.html


    "wisiwyg" wrote:

    > You are copying from one document to another? You will need to spike the
    > sections you are copying:
    >
    > Open a copy of the original document. Ensure that Track Changes is turned
    > off on both documents. Ctrl+F3 to 'copy' the section containing track
    > changes (the section disappears), go to your new document and position your
    > mouse. Ctrl+Shft+F3 will then paste the text, with track changes, into the
    > new document.
    >
    > "kimlockwood" wrote:
    >
    > > Tried to copy and paste sections of an 8mb Word doc with track changes turned
    > > on.
    > > The track changes did not copy into the new doc. This is Office 2003.
     
    wisiwyg, Jun 22, 2009
    #5
  6. Re: Can't copy "track changes" Word document. Want changes showing.

    No, you don't need to "spike"; you can do it with either Copy (or Cut)
    and Paste, or by Drag'n'Drop. You just need to turn off Track Changes
    in the recipient document.

    On Jun 22, 11:47 am, wisiwyg <>
    wrote:
    > You are copying from one document to another?  You will need to spike the
    > sections you are copying:  
    >
    > Open a copy of the original document.  Ensure that Track Changes is turned
    > off on both documents.  Ctrl+F3 to 'copy' the section containing track
    > changes (the section disappears), go to your new document and position your
    > mouse.  Ctrl+Shft+F3 will then paste the text, with track changes, intothe
    > new document.
    >
    >
    >
    > "kimlockwood" wrote:
    > > Tried to copy and paste sections of an 8mb Word doc with track changes turned
    > > on.
    > > The track changes did not copy into the new doc. This is Office 2003.-
     
    Peter T. Daniels, Jun 22, 2009
    #6
  7. kimlockwood

    Stefan Blom Guest

    Re: Can't copy "track changes" Word document. Want changes showin

    It is unclear how the spike is relevant to the OP's question.

    --
    Stefan Blom
    Microsoft Word MVP



    "wisiwyg" <> wrote in message
    news:D...
    > Forgot to mention, this works in any document. more info here:
    > http://www.rosevines.org/blog/2008/6/18/tip-using-microsoft-words-spike-to-rearrange-text.html
    >
    >
    > "wisiwyg" wrote:
    >
    >> You are copying from one document to another? You will need to spike the
    >> sections you are copying:
    >>
    >> Open a copy of the original document. Ensure that Track Changes is
    >> turned
    >> off on both documents. Ctrl+F3 to 'copy' the section containing track
    >> changes (the section disappears), go to your new document and position
    >> your
    >> mouse. Ctrl+Shft+F3 will then paste the text, with track changes, into
    >> the
    >> new document.
    >>
    >> "kimlockwood" wrote:
    >>
    >> > Tried to copy and paste sections of an 8mb Word doc with track changes
    >> > turned
    >> > on.
    >> > The track changes did not copy into the new doc. This is Office 2003.
     
    Stefan Blom, Jun 25, 2009
    #7
  8. kimlockwood

    wisiwyg Guest

    Re: Can't copy "track changes" Word document. Want changes showin

    I am reading that the doc(s) contain track changes. A normal paste will of
    course either mark all text as added (if track changes is on) or accept
    changes on paste if track changes off.

    However, OP should also check that he does not have 'Disable features
    introduced after word 97' ticked under Tools, Save, since he is using Office
    2003. I have found in our office setting that this certainly can affect how
    track changes behaves, as well as other things such as ToC and Tables.

    "Stefan Blom" wrote:

    > It is unclear how the spike is relevant to the OP's question.
    >
    > --
    > Stefan Blom
    > Microsoft Word MVP
    >
    >
    >
    > "wisiwyg" <> wrote in message
    > news:D...
    > > Forgot to mention, this works in any document. more info here:
    > > http://www.rosevines.org/blog/2008/6/18/tip-using-microsoft-words-spike-to-rearrange-text.html
    > >
    > >
    > > "wisiwyg" wrote:
    > >
    > >> You are copying from one document to another? You will need to spike the
    > >> sections you are copying:
    > >>
    > >> Open a copy of the original document. Ensure that Track Changes is
    > >> turned
    > >> off on both documents. Ctrl+F3 to 'copy' the section containing track
    > >> changes (the section disappears), go to your new document and position
    > >> your
    > >> mouse. Ctrl+Shft+F3 will then paste the text, with track changes, into
    > >> the
    > >> new document.
    > >>
    > >> "kimlockwood" wrote:
    > >>
    > >> > Tried to copy and paste sections of an 8mb Word doc with track changes
    > >> > turned
    > >> > on.
    > >> > The track changes did not copy into the new doc. This is Office 2003.

    >
    >
    >
     
    wisiwyg, Jun 25, 2009
    #8
  9. Re: Can't copy "track changes" Word document. Want changes showin

    A simpler approach is described in
    http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/trackchanges/HowTrackChangesWorks.html#Copying;
    see
    also
    http://blogs.msdn.com/microsoft_office_word/archive/2008/09/05/pasting-tracked-changes.aspx

    --
    Suzanne S. Barnhill
    Microsoft MVP (Word)
    Words into Type
    Fairhope, Alabama USA
    http://word.mvps.org

    "wisiwyg" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I am reading that the doc(s) contain track changes. A normal paste will of
    > course either mark all text as added (if track changes is on) or accept
    > changes on paste if track changes off.
    >
    > However, OP should also check that he does not have 'Disable features
    > introduced after word 97' ticked under Tools, Save, since he is using
    > Office
    > 2003. I have found in our office setting that this certainly can affect
    > how
    > track changes behaves, as well as other things such as ToC and Tables.
    >
    > "Stefan Blom" wrote:
    >
    >> It is unclear how the spike is relevant to the OP's question.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Stefan Blom
    >> Microsoft Word MVP
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "wisiwyg" <> wrote in message
    >> news:D...
    >> > Forgot to mention, this works in any document. more info here:
    >> > http://www.rosevines.org/blog/2008/6/18/tip-using-microsoft-words-spike-to-rearrange-text.html
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "wisiwyg" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> You are copying from one document to another? You will need to spike
    >> >> the
    >> >> sections you are copying:
    >> >>
    >> >> Open a copy of the original document. Ensure that Track Changes is
    >> >> turned
    >> >> off on both documents. Ctrl+F3 to 'copy' the section containing track
    >> >> changes (the section disappears), go to your new document and position
    >> >> your
    >> >> mouse. Ctrl+Shft+F3 will then paste the text, with track changes,
    >> >> into
    >> >> the
    >> >> new document.
    >> >>
    >> >> "kimlockwood" wrote:
    >> >>
    >> >> > Tried to copy and paste sections of an 8mb Word doc with track
    >> >> > changes
    >> >> > turned
    >> >> > on.
    >> >> > The track changes did not copy into the new doc. This is Office
    >> >> > 2003.

    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
     
    Suzanne S. Barnhill, Jun 25, 2009
    #9
  10. kimlockwood

    Stefan Blom Guest

    Re: Can't copy "track changes" Word document. Want changes showin

    Now that is an interesting blog post on the topic. Thank you for the link.
    :)

    --
    Stefan Blom
    Microsoft Word MVP



    "Suzanne S. Barnhill" <> wrote in message
    news:%...
    >A simpler approach is described in
    > http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/trackchanges/HowTrackChangesWorks.html#Copying;
    > see
    > also
    > http://blogs.msdn.com/microsoft_office_word/archive/2008/09/05/pasting-tracked-changes.aspx
    >
    > --
    > Suzanne S. Barnhill
    > Microsoft MVP (Word)
    > Words into Type
    > Fairhope, Alabama USA
    > http://word.mvps.org
    >
    > "wisiwyg" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >>I am reading that the doc(s) contain track changes. A normal paste will
    >>of
    >> course either mark all text as added (if track changes is on) or accept
    >> changes on paste if track changes off.
    >>
    >> However, OP should also check that he does not have 'Disable features
    >> introduced after word 97' ticked under Tools, Save, since he is using
    >> Office
    >> 2003. I have found in our office setting that this certainly can affect
    >> how
    >> track changes behaves, as well as other things such as ToC and Tables.
    >>
    >> "Stefan Blom" wrote:
    >>
    >>> It is unclear how the spike is relevant to the OP's question.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Stefan Blom
    >>> Microsoft Word MVP
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "wisiwyg" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:D...
    >>> > Forgot to mention, this works in any document. more info here:
    >>> > http://www.rosevines.org/blog/2008/6/18/tip-using-microsoft-words-spike-to-rearrange-text.html
    >>> >
    >>> >
    >>> > "wisiwyg" wrote:
    >>> >
    >>> >> You are copying from one document to another? You will need to spike
    >>> >> the
    >>> >> sections you are copying:
    >>> >>
    >>> >> Open a copy of the original document. Ensure that Track Changes is
    >>> >> turned
    >>> >> off on both documents. Ctrl+F3 to 'copy' the section containing
    >>> >> track
    >>> >> changes (the section disappears), go to your new document and
    >>> >> position
    >>> >> your
    >>> >> mouse. Ctrl+Shft+F3 will then paste the text, with track changes,
    >>> >> into
    >>> >> the
    >>> >> new document.
    >>> >>
    >>> >> "kimlockwood" wrote:
    >>> >>
    >>> >> > Tried to copy and paste sections of an 8mb Word doc with track
    >>> >> > changes
    >>> >> > turned
    >>> >> > on.
    >>> >> > The track changes did not copy into the new doc. This is Office
    >>> >> > 2003.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>

    >
     
    Stefan Blom, Jun 26, 2009
    #10
  11. Re: Can't copy "track changes" Word document. Want changes showin

    Ran across it by accident and added it to my "cheat sheet," but I'd actually
    forgotten what was in it--a little too much to be helpful to most users!

    --
    Suzanne S. Barnhill
    Microsoft MVP (Word)
    Words into Type
    Fairhope, Alabama USA
    http://word.mvps.org

    "Stefan Blom" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Now that is an interesting blog post on the topic. Thank you for the link.
    > :)
    >
    > --
    > Stefan Blom
    > Microsoft Word MVP
    >
    >
    >
    > "Suzanne S. Barnhill" <> wrote in message
    > news:%...
    >>A simpler approach is described in
    >> http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/trackchanges/HowTrackChangesWorks.html#Copying;
    >> see
    >> also
    >> http://blogs.msdn.com/microsoft_office_word/archive/2008/09/05/pasting-tracked-changes.aspx
    >>
    >> --
    >> Suzanne S. Barnhill
    >> Microsoft MVP (Word)
    >> Words into Type
    >> Fairhope, Alabama USA
    >> http://word.mvps.org
    >>
    >> "wisiwyg" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>>I am reading that the doc(s) contain track changes. A normal paste will
    >>>of
    >>> course either mark all text as added (if track changes is on) or accept
    >>> changes on paste if track changes off.
    >>>
    >>> However, OP should also check that he does not have 'Disable features
    >>> introduced after word 97' ticked under Tools, Save, since he is using
    >>> Office
    >>> 2003. I have found in our office setting that this certainly can affect
    >>> how
    >>> track changes behaves, as well as other things such as ToC and Tables.
    >>>
    >>> "Stefan Blom" wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> It is unclear how the spike is relevant to the OP's question.
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>> Stefan Blom
    >>>> Microsoft Word MVP
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "wisiwyg" <> wrote in message
    >>>> news:D...
    >>>> > Forgot to mention, this works in any document. more info here:
    >>>> > http://www.rosevines.org/blog/2008/6/18/tip-using-microsoft-words-spike-to-rearrange-text.html
    >>>> >
    >>>> >
    >>>> > "wisiwyg" wrote:
    >>>> >
    >>>> >> You are copying from one document to another? You will need to
    >>>> >> spike
    >>>> >> the
    >>>> >> sections you are copying:
    >>>> >>
    >>>> >> Open a copy of the original document. Ensure that Track Changes is
    >>>> >> turned
    >>>> >> off on both documents. Ctrl+F3 to 'copy' the section containing
    >>>> >> track
    >>>> >> changes (the section disappears), go to your new document and
    >>>> >> position
    >>>> >> your
    >>>> >> mouse. Ctrl+Shft+F3 will then paste the text, with track changes,
    >>>> >> into
    >>>> >> the
    >>>> >> new document.
    >>>> >>
    >>>> >> "kimlockwood" wrote:
    >>>> >>
    >>>> >> > Tried to copy and paste sections of an 8mb Word doc with track
    >>>> >> > changes
    >>>> >> > turned
    >>>> >> > on.
    >>>> >> > The track changes did not copy into the new doc. This is Office
    >>>> >> > 2003.
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>

    >>

    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
    Suzanne S. Barnhill, Jun 26, 2009
    #11
  12. kimlockwood

    Stefan Blom Guest

    Re: Can't copy "track changes" Word document. Want changes showin

    True, it gives background information rather than practical "how-to-do-this"
    help.

    --
    Stefan Blom
    Microsoft Word MVP



    "Suzanne S. Barnhill" <> wrote in message
    news:%...
    > Ran across it by accident and added it to my "cheat sheet," but I'd
    > actually forgotten what was in it--a little too much to be helpful to most
    > users!
    >
    > --
    > Suzanne S. Barnhill
    > Microsoft MVP (Word)
    > Words into Type
    > Fairhope, Alabama USA
    > http://word.mvps.org
    >
    > "Stefan Blom" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Now that is an interesting blog post on the topic. Thank you for the
    >> link. :)
    >>
    >> --
    >> Stefan Blom
    >> Microsoft Word MVP
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "Suzanne S. Barnhill" <> wrote in message
    >> news:%...
    >>>A simpler approach is described in
    >>> http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/trackchanges/HowTrackChangesWorks.html#Copying;
    >>> see
    >>> also
    >>> http://blogs.msdn.com/microsoft_office_word/archive/2008/09/05/pasting-tracked-changes.aspx
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Suzanne S. Barnhill
    >>> Microsoft MVP (Word)
    >>> Words into Type
    >>> Fairhope, Alabama USA
    >>> http://word.mvps.org
    >>>
    >>> "wisiwyg" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:...
    >>>>I am reading that the doc(s) contain track changes. A normal paste will
    >>>>of
    >>>> course either mark all text as added (if track changes is on) or accept
    >>>> changes on paste if track changes off.
    >>>>
    >>>> However, OP should also check that he does not have 'Disable features
    >>>> introduced after word 97' ticked under Tools, Save, since he is using
    >>>> Office
    >>>> 2003. I have found in our office setting that this certainly can
    >>>> affect
    >>>> how
    >>>> track changes behaves, as well as other things such as ToC and Tables.
    >>>>
    >>>> "Stefan Blom" wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> It is unclear how the spike is relevant to the OP's question.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> --
    >>>>> Stefan Blom
    >>>>> Microsoft Word MVP
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "wisiwyg" <> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:D...
    >>>>> > Forgot to mention, this works in any document. more info here:
    >>>>> > http://www.rosevines.org/blog/2008/6/18/tip-using-microsoft-words-spike-to-rearrange-text.html
    >>>>> >
    >>>>> >
    >>>>> > "wisiwyg" wrote:
    >>>>> >
    >>>>> >> You are copying from one document to another? You will need to
    >>>>> >> spike
    >>>>> >> the
    >>>>> >> sections you are copying:
    >>>>> >>
    >>>>> >> Open a copy of the original document. Ensure that Track Changes is
    >>>>> >> turned
    >>>>> >> off on both documents. Ctrl+F3 to 'copy' the section containing
    >>>>> >> track
    >>>>> >> changes (the section disappears), go to your new document and
    >>>>> >> position
    >>>>> >> your
    >>>>> >> mouse. Ctrl+Shft+F3 will then paste the text, with track changes,
    >>>>> >> into
    >>>>> >> the
    >>>>> >> new document.
    >>>>> >>
    >>>>> >> "kimlockwood" wrote:
    >>>>> >>
    >>>>> >> > Tried to copy and paste sections of an 8mb Word doc with track
    >>>>> >> > changes
    >>>>> >> > turned
    >>>>> >> > on.
    >>>>> >> > The track changes did not copy into the new doc. This is Office
    >>>>> >> > 2003.
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
     
    Stefan Blom, Jun 29, 2009
    #12
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