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Turn on or off change tracking
Per Microsoft Online Help, Turning off change tracking does not remove
changes that have already been tracked. Instead, turning off change tracking
enables you to modify the document without marking what has changed. To
remove tracked changes, use commands on the Reviewing toolbar to review and
accept or reject the changes.
On the Tools menu, click Track Changes.
When the Track Changes feature is enabled, TRK appears on the status bar
(status bar: A horizontal bar at the bottom of the screen that displays
information about the current condition of the program, such as the status of
items in the window, the progress of the current task, or information about
the selected item.). When you turn off change tracking, TRK is dimmed.
You can also double-click TRK on the status bar to turn change tracking on
If the Track Changes command is unavailable, you may need to turn off
document protection by clicking Unprotect Document on the Tools menu. (You
may need to know the document password.)
If you turn off change tracking in a document and change tracking is turned
on when you reopen the document, you may need to modify the file properties.
On the File menu, click Properties, and then click the Custom tab. In the
Properties box, click each item, click Delete, and then close the document.
When you open the document again, change tracking is turned off.