Turn off track changes in Word 2016 for Mac

Removing all of the tracked changes in your document is a two-step process: first turn off Track Changes, and then accept or reject the changes in your document. After that, you'll have a clean document that’s ready for you to share with others.

Turn off track changes

You turn Track Changes off the same way you turn it on:

Click Review > Track Changes.

On the Review tab, Track Changes is turned off

Remove tracked changes

Next, permanently remove any markup in your document. The only way to do this is to accept or reject changes and delete comments.

Important:  Tracked changes appear when a document opens. Choosing No Markup helps you see what the final document will look like—but it only hides tracked changes temporarily. The changes aren't deleted, and they’ll show up again the next time anyone opens the document. To delete the tracked changes permanently, accept or reject them.

Click Review > Next > Accept or Reject.

On the Review tab, Accept, Reject, and Next are hightlighted

Word keeps or removes the change and then goes to the next one. To accept all the changes at the same time, click the arrow by Accept and click Accept All Changes.

Remove comments

To remove comments from your document, delete them.

Click the comment and then click Review > Delete.

On the Review tab, Delete Comment is highlighted

To remove all comments at once, click a comment and then on the Review tab, click the arrow by Delete, and click Delete All Comments in Document.

On the Review tab, Delete All Comments in Document is highlighted
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