atw: Re: Tracking changes in Word

  • From: LIVERANI Petra <Petra_LIVERANI@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "austechwriter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <austechwriter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 17:01:49 +1100

Hi Anna,

I don't use Word 2007 but I found this webpage which may help.


Petra Liverani
Technical Writer / UX Designer
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From: austechwriter-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:austechwriter-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Anna Mercer
Sent: Monday, 16 November 2009 3:36 PM
To: austechwriter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: atw: Tracking changes in Word


I'm hoping you can help!

When I want someone to review changes I've made to a document I use the "track 
changes" option so the recipient can clearly see where amendments have been 
made and comment accordingly.  This seems on the surface like a sensible thing 
to do.  However I'm getting push back on using this tool because if the person 
I email the document to accepts all changes then saves the document and emails 
it on, the tracked changes reappear and if they then accept those changes and 
email the document on they appear again and so on and so forth.  We've tried 
cutting and pasting into a new document and then saving it but that doesn't 
clear the tracked changes either.

I think the only way for all the changes to be accepted once and for all is for 
the original creator of the document to accept them.  Is this correct?

Is there another way around this and / or any recommendations for another tool 
to track changes in Word without printing the document off and using a 
highlighter the old fashioned way?!


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