Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
To see the actual edits, you show all markups in the document: Click the Display for
Review button menu and choose the All Markup command.
When All Markup view is active, edited text appears in a unique color. Deleted text appears with a
line through it (strikeout). Added text appears underlined. The text color, strikethrough, and
underline attributes are applied by Track Changes; they aren’t text-formatting attributes.
Word continues to track changes and edits in your document until you turn off Track Changes. To do
so, click the Track Changes button again.
Seeing text unexpectedly colored, underlined, and so on, commonly frustrates Word
users who are unfamiliar with revision tracking. When you’re done using Track Changes, turn it
The color of the markup text you see depends on who’s marking up the text. On my screen, my
own revisions appear in the cyan color. Marks from others appear in different colors, depending
on who’s edited the text.
To hide the changes, choose the No Markup command from the Display for Review
button menu. The changes are still being tracked, though they aren’t visible on the screen.
If you forget to use Track Changes, you can always use the document comparison tools covered
in the preceding section.
Of course, you want to scrutinize every change made to your document. Word makes the task easy,