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Office 2008 for Mac All-in-One For Dummies® by Jim Gordon, Geetesh Bajaj

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Chapter II.4. Reviewing and Proofing with Word

In This Chapter

  • Sharing and tracking changes

  • Accepting, rejecting, and cleaning your document

  • Casting spells and checks

  • Working with dictionaries

  • Choosing your language

  • Taming the grammar checker

Sharing documents is an everyday activity in all kinds of companies and organizations, from businesses to universities and governments to churches. Sometimes you receive a document you're expected to contribute to, and other times you create a document that others need to add to and comment on. At times, multiple users are working on the same document, or maybe just one additional person is helping to edit a document. Whatever the situation may be, Word has you covered.

Make sure the text in your documents is spelled properly and is grammatically correct. Word has some nifty automatic spelling, grammar, AutoCorrect, and AutoFormat (discussed in the previous chapter) features. Time to dig into all this and more.

Keeping Track of Changes

So you're stuck on this committee at work and you have to prepare a report about something substantial. Everyone on the committee is supposed to contribute to this report, but nobody has time to meet. The solution could be a shared document. You decide to start with a Report template from Project Gallery, customize it for your committee, and then type your portion of the report.

Setting up tracking changes

This is where the Word Track Changes feature comes into play. Word keeps track of the changes made, who made them, and ...

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