Keep Track Changes on with a password

To help make sure Word tracks everyone’s changes, keep Track Changes on by locking it.

  1. Click Review.

  2. Click the arrow by Track Changes and click Lock Tracking.

    Lock changes command on the Track Changes menu

  3. Type a password, and then type it again in the Reenter to confirm box.

    Tip    Choose a password that’s easy for you to remember. Word doesn’t reveal the passwords people set.

  4. Click OK.

While Track Changes is locked, you can’t turn off change tracking, and you can’t accept or reject the changes.

To unlock Track Changes, click the arrow by Track Changes and click Lock Tracking again and type your password to unlock.

Applies To: Word 2016, Word 2013

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