Track changes in PowerPoint

One question you've been asking is, "How do I Track Changes in Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 like I can do in Microsoft Office Word 2003"? While PowerPoint does not have a Track Changes feature exactly like the one in Word, here are some alternative approaches that might do the job you want.

  • Add a small text box to the slide with your remarks by inserting a comment.

    reviewer comment

    After you type your comment you can move it around on the slide. You can add multiple comment boxes to a slide and change comments. If you make a change to another reviewer's comment, your initials appear on it, and you become the author of that comment. You can also print comments.

    Tip     Display the Reviewing toolbar, which has toolbar buttons for easy access to Insert Comment, Edit Comment, and Delete Comment.

  • Record a sound or voice comment.

  • Send a presentation for review so that other people can add comments and make any changes they want to their copies of the presentation. Reviewers can use any version of PowerPoint to review your presentation. As presentations are completed by reviewers and sent back to you, you can compare and combine them, and then you can use the reviewing tools in PowerPoint to apply reviewer changes.

  • When you send a presentation as a shared attachment in an e-mail message, you can create a TE000127410, a Microsoft Windows® SharePoint™ Services Web site that offers one-stop shopping for document collaboration. People on the To line in your message automatically become workspace members. You can work in your local copy of the file and then use the Shared Workspace task pane to update the workspace copy so all members can always access the most recent version.

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