Turning off Track Changes


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Guest

Hi, I am using Word 2003. I sent a document to my prof and she turned on the
Track Changes feature, made some edits, and returned the document to me. I
continued to edit the document and now I cannot save the document without the
edit markings showing when I reopen or send the document. I have followed
all of the online steps and still the edits return. Is it possible that the
person who first initialized the Track Changes must be the one to remove them?
Thank you.
 
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Daiya Mitchell

Tracking changes and Showing changes are two different things and have
separate on/off
switches. That's the key point.

Tracking means that new edits are being actively tracked as changes. Once
tracked, that change is stored IN the document until it is removed. You
may have turned Tracking off, but to get rid of the changes, you need to
either Accept or Reject them. You can do this, it doesn't need to be
your prof.

Showing just means it will show changes if any exist in the document, but
not create any additional ones. Word 2003 forced a default of ON for
showing, so that you know the changes are there.

You'll find an excellent and complete explanation here, including how to
remove the changes:
http://shaunakelly.com/word/trackchanges/HowTrackChangesWorks.html
 
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Guest

Thank you.

Daiya Mitchell said:
Tracking changes and Showing changes are two different things and have
separate on/off
switches. That's the key point.

Tracking means that new edits are being actively tracked as changes. Once
tracked, that change is stored IN the document until it is removed. You
may have turned Tracking off, but to get rid of the changes, you need to
either Accept or Reject them. You can do this, it doesn't need to be
your prof.

Showing just means it will show changes if any exist in the document, but
not create any additional ones. Word 2003 forced a default of ON for
showing, so that you know the changes are there.

You'll find an excellent and complete explanation here, including how to
remove the changes:
http://shaunakelly.com/word/trackchanges/HowTrackChangesWorks.html
 

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