Change language of the Track Changes function comment
Thread poster: Jessica Franceschina

Jessica Franceschina
United Kingdom
Local time: 02:31
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Dec 7, 2016

Hi everyone,

I need to change the language for the comments of the Word Track Changes function and don't know how to do that.

I have everything in Italian on my laptop, but need to do this in English for my client.

Thanks for advising,

Jessica


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Tony M  Identity Verified
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Changing 'comment' language Dec 8, 2016

The 'comments' use a standard 'style', which can be edited like any other — so you just have to access that style, then change the 'language' attribute.

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Jessica Franceschina
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How exactly? Dec 8, 2016

Thank you, Tony.

I've spent a lot of time trying to edit the 'style' but couldn't do it. Could you please tell me where to find that edit option?

Thanks,

Jessica


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Tony M  Identity Verified
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Here's how (Word XP) Dec 8, 2016

I'm using an old version of Word, so I don't know how it operates in more recent versions.

Here's what I have to do:

1) Place cursor within a comment

2) From 'Format' menu, select 'Styles and Formatting' — the S&F pane will open on right-hand side of screen, and in the 'Formatting of selected text' box you should see "Comment Text"

3) Right-click in this box, which will reveal a 'down' arrow 'v' on its right (Note: it might not be necessary to right-click in order to see this!)

4) Click on the V to open a little drop-down menu, which includes the option 'Modify'; left-click on this to select the option, and then you will see a standard Modify Style window appear, where you can change all the attributes of that style — the 'Language' attributes can be found under the 'Fromat' button in the bottom left-hand corner.

When you click 'OK', your style will have been modified.

HTH


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