Review documents and track changes

Track changes and show markup

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Turn on Track Changes to show edits made in a document, and use Show Markup to show the types of revisions you'd like to display.

Use Track Changes

  • Select Review > Track Changes to turn it on.

    Make edits in your document and Word captures any edits you make.

  • Select Review > Track Changes to turn it off.

    Word stops making new edits, and any made stay in the document.

Use Show Markup

  1. Select Review > Display for Review.

  2. Select the option you want:

    • Simple Markup points out where changes are made with a red line in the margin.

    • All Markup shows all edits with different colors of text and lines.

    • No Markup hides markup to show what the incorporated changes will look like.

    • Original shows the document in its original form.

  3. In the Show Markup list, select the types of revisions you'd like to see:

    • Comments

    • Insertions and Deletions

    • Formatting

    • Balloons

    • Specific People

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