How to make comments anonymous in Word 2016
Thread poster: Anne Greaves

Anne Greaves  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:57
French to English
Aug 29, 2018

Hello.
I am doing a proofreading test for a client and have been asked to make my comments in track changes anonymous. I followed the instructions I found online i.e.check for issues/inspect document/save document/deselect all options except personal info etc./inspect/remove all. This worked to begin with and author showed up on comments, however now when I try to make further corrections my name is appearing. I have tried to do the same thing with other documents as a test and my name is
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Hello.
I am doing a proofreading test for a client and have been asked to make my comments in track changes anonymous. I followed the instructions I found online i.e.check for issues/inspect document/save document/deselect all options except personal info etc./inspect/remove all. This worked to begin with and author showed up on comments, however now when I try to make further corrections my name is appearing. I have tried to do the same thing with other documents as a test and my name is coming up again, despite having followed the procedure and getting the message that no personal information is stored. Would be very grateful for any help with this.
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Erwin van Wouw  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 16:57
Member (2010)
English to Dutch
Change your user name Aug 29, 2018

Try changing your user name under Track Changes/Change User Name.

 

Anne Greaves  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:57
French to English
TOPIC STARTER
Thanks Aug 29, 2018

Thanks will try that

 

Rolf Keller
Germany
Local time: 16:57
English to German
Maybe a misunterstanding of the Remove function Aug 29, 2018

Anne Greaves wrote:

when I try to make further corrections my name is appearing

That's quite ok. But what happens if you - following the further corrections - save the doc or use the "remove all" feature again?

If this doesn't work, click File/Account and look for updates.


Anne Greaves
 

Anne Greaves  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:57
French to English
TOPIC STARTER
Success Aug 30, 2018

Thanks for all the help. I eventually discovered that when I saved the document my name reverted to author in the comments
and the colour of the track changes which was different from my first edit also reverted to the same.


 


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