Turn off track changes

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

Go to Review > Track Changes.

Track changes button

Remove tracked changes

To permanently remove any markup, accept or reject changes and delete comments.

Select Review > Next > Accept or Reject.

Accept changes button

Word keeps or removes the change and then goes to the next one.

To accept all the changes at the same time, select the arrow below Accept and select Accept All Changes.

Remove comments

Select the comment, and then select Review > Delete.

Delete a comment button

To remove all comments at once, select a comment, and then on the go to Review , select the arrow below Delete and select Delete All Comments in Document.

Tip: To do a final check, run Document Inspector. This tool checks for tracked changes and comments, hidden text, personal names in properties, and other information. To run Document Inspector, select File > Info > Check for Issues > Inspect Document.

Turn off track changes

Go to Review > Track Changes.

Track changs button

Remove tracked changes

To permanently remove any markup, accept or reject changes and delete comments.

Select Review > Next > Accept or Reject.

Accept change button

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

Accept all changes

Remove comments

To remove comments from your document, delete them.

Select the comment and then go to Review > Delete.

Delete comment button

To remove all comments at once, select a comment and then go to Review and select the arrow by Delete, and choose Delete All Comments in Document.

Delete all comments

See also

Track changes in Word

Accept or reject tracked changes in Word

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