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Special Edition Using® Microsoft® Office Word 2003 by Bill Camarda

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Working with Track Changes

Comments are invaluable when you or your reviewers want to make observations about the text in a document. But when it comes to line-by-line editing changes, Word offers a better tool: Track Changes.

With Track Changes turned on, you can edit a document normally, and Word keeps visual track of all the text you add and delete by color coding the changes based on the user making them. Then, you (or your colleague) can walk through the changes—deciding which to accept, which to reject, and which to modify.

The quickest way to start tracking changes is to double-click the TRK button in the status bar, or press Ctrl+Shift+E. If the Reviewing toolbar is open, you can also click the Track Changes button. (When Track Changes ...

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