#FridayHacks: How To Track Changes Made In MS Word 2013

Did you know any changes you make to a word document can be traced by anyone slightly smarter and you as well can be ahead of the game by following some few simple steps.

In Zimbabwe and the world over, Microsoft word is one of the few popular application software by Microsoft which crossed over the windows platform, to dominate even in apple and android environments, as it has become a standard for professional documents presentations.

Microsoft Word is a widely used commercial word processor designed by Microsoft. Microsoft Word is a component of the Microsoft Office suite of productivity software, but can also be purchased as a stand-alone product. It was initially launched in 1983 and has since been revised numerous times. Microsoft Word is available on both Windows and Macintosh operating systems.

A few days back we wrote about creating custom task menus in word and excel. Microsoft Word is often called simply Word or MS Word. When I learned about the Track Changes feature in MS Word I felt like I’d discovered Pandora’s Box. They are a number of futures I love about Office 2013 like PDF Editing, Syncing across Devices, Account Login etc. It’s a pretty neat tool that makes collaborating on a document easier especially if the people you’re working with are averse to trying out some of the online tools that support live collaboration like Google Docs. If you’ve taken the plunge with the new-look touch-friendly apps, these tips and tricks can help you go further with the software – from tailoring the interface to embedding online clips, there’s plenty to explore.

That said, we’ve tried to focus on the new features in Office 2013 (though you will find some tricks that work across the board), while providing a mix of quick hints and more in-depth tips to suit every level of user. Entering so much as a space will show up with a red highlight which is great when you’ve got a long report to work on with different people. What’s not so great is that formatting changes and comments will appear as changes too when you may not want them to be tracked. Here’s how you can customize what types of changes MS Word tracks.office-23

So let me show you How to Track Changes Made In MS Word 2013. First head over to the Review tab and enable Track Changes. Next, click the little arrow at the bottom right of the ‘Tracking’ tools and choose in the window that opens what kinds of changes you want to track. You can disable comment, format, and Ink tracking from here.office2


If however, you don’t own the document and tracking has instead been enabled by someone else, you can still see a much cleaner version of the final document with the changes still highlighted. Open the ‘Show Markup’ drop-down and deselect the Comments, Ink, and Formatting options to see only the text changes that were made. You can also choose to see changes made by specific users.

Via Techunzipped


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