Help! I can't turn on "Track Changes"

Discussion in 'Microsoft Word Document Management' started by leslie.samet@gmail.com, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. Guest

    I have a document going back and forth with a colleague. We both see
    "Track Changes" as greyed out and neither of us can accept/reject the
    changes from previous reviews. What's happening and how can we fix it?
     
    , Feb 5, 2009
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  2. Stefan Blom Guest

    It seems as if the document is protected and the ability to accept and
    reject as well as turn off Track Changes have been disabled. If this is Word
    2007, click the Review tab. Click Protect Document, and then click Restrict
    Formatting and Editing to display the task pane. Click the Stop Protection
    button.

    If the editing restrictions have been enforced with a password, you can get
    around that by creating a new document and then insert the contents of the
    protected document via Insert tab | Object | Text from File. (This very
    simple workaround works with forms protection as well, but not when you
    password protect a document in order to prevent people from opening it.)

    --
    Stefan Blom
    Microsoft Word MVP



    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I have a document going back and forth with a colleague. We both see
    > "Track Changes" as greyed out and neither of us can accept/reject the
    > changes from previous reviews. What's happening and how can we fix it?
     
    Stefan Blom, Feb 6, 2009
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  3. slamet Guest

    I don't have/see the "Object" you reference under the Review tab. Also, the
    other side is using 2003 - what is the fix for them?
    --
    Thanks,
    Slamet


    "Stefan Blom" wrote:

    > It seems as if the document is protected and the ability to accept and
    > reject as well as turn off Track Changes have been disabled. If this is Word
    > 2007, click the Review tab. Click Protect Document, and then click Restrict
    > Formatting and Editing to display the task pane. Click the Stop Protection
    > button.
    >
    > If the editing restrictions have been enforced with a password, you can get
    > around that by creating a new document and then insert the contents of the
    > protected document via Insert tab | Object | Text from File. (This very
    > simple workaround works with forms protection as well, but not when you
    > password protect a document in order to prevent people from opening it.)
    >
    > --
    > Stefan Blom
    > Microsoft Word MVP
    >
    >
    >
    > <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > >I have a document going back and forth with a colleague. We both see
    > > "Track Changes" as greyed out and neither of us can accept/reject the
    > > changes from previous reviews. What's happening and how can we fix it?

    >
    >
    >
    >
     
    slamet, Feb 6, 2009
    #3
  4. grammatim Guest

    Re: Help! I can't turn on "Track Changes"

    "Object" is in the next-to-last group on the Insert tab ("Text"), at
    the bottom right.

    On Feb 6, 8:04 am, slamet <> wrote:
    > I don't have/see the "Object" you reference under the Review tab.  Also, the
    > other side is using 2003 - what is the fix for them?
    > --
    > Thanks,
    > Slamet
    >
    >
    >
    > "Stefan Blom" wrote:
    > > It seems as if the document is protected and the ability to accept and
    > > reject as well as turn off Track Changes have been disabled. If this isWord
    > > 2007, click the Review tab. Click Protect Document, and then click Restrict
    > > Formatting and Editing to display the task pane. Click the Stop Protection
    > > button.

    >
    > > If the editing restrictions have been enforced with a password, you canget
    > > around that by creating a new document and then insert the contents of the
    > > protected document via Insert tab | Object | Text from File. (This very
    > > simple workaround works with forms protection as well, but not when you
    > > password protect a document in order to prevent people from opening it.)

    >
    > > --
    > > Stefan Blom
    > > Microsoft Word MVP

    >
    > > <> wrote in message
    > >news:....
    > > >I have a document going back and forth with a colleague.  We both see
    > > > "Track Changes" as greyed out and neither of us can accept/reject the
    > > > changes from previous reviews.  What's happening and how can we fixit?-
     
    grammatim, Feb 6, 2009
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