Many people know how to use Microsoft Word to write letters, documents, and other various types of writings. When using Microsoft Word for writing articles and other business documents, do you know how to track any edited changes that were made to any of your documents?
How to Use the Microsoft Word Reviewing Tools
Under the toolbars list in Microsoft Word, choose the View drop down menus. You will then want to choose Reviewing. After you have clicked the Reviewing button, you will find the icons for the Reviewing toolbar. For the purpose of this article, only the Track Changes icon will be mentioned.
The Track Changes icon will appear as a white sheet of paper with lines through it approximately in the middle of the list of icons. Once the Track Changes icon becomes active, activation of the icon will happen by clicking on it, any changes that were made to your Microsoft Word document will be tracked. The changes to the Microsoft Word document will be in red on the pages because that is the default color setting.
In order for you to change the default color setting for any items you have edited, you will need to return to the Microsoft Word toolbar. You will choose the Options menu, tools, and the Track Changes tab. You will be able to change the way that Microsoft Word tracks any of the changes that you need make to the document you need to edit even further.
How to Remove the Editing Marks in Microsoft Word
In order to remove any of the editing marks in the Microsoft Word document, the Reviewing Toolbar will need to be activated as mentioned above. You will want to find the icon in the Reviewing Toolbar that looks like a sheet of paper with an arrow that is pointing to the right. The name of this Microsoft Word Reviewing Toolbar icon is Next Change.
When the Next Change icon is clicked, the cursor will jump to the first edited change in the document. Once you are at the first edited change in the document, you will have to make the decision to accept the change or not in the Microsoft Word document.
If you like the edited change and want to accept it, you will want to choose the Accept Change icon. The Accept Change icon in Microsoft Word looks like a sheet of paper with a checkmark in it. The change that was made in your document will change from red to black.
You will click on the Next Change icon again to move to the next edited section in your Microsoft Word document. If you do not agree with this change in the document, you will want to click on the Reviewing Tool icon that looks like a sheet of paper with an X on it and the change that were made will not be accepted and the editing marks will be removed from the text.
This is how you track, accept or decline any editing that was done in your Microsoft Word document.