How do I disable 'track changes' function in Word XP so that it can't be seen by someone else?
Thread poster: Jana Teteris

Jana Teteris  Identity Verified
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Mar 15, 2004

I am working a long document, which my proofreader has reviewed using the track changes function.

Despite many of the advantages of Word XP, I am more used to working with Word 2000, so cannot for the life of me work out how I can disable the track-changes/markup/review etc functions, so that the client cannot enable them and see all the corrections. Word XP appears to allow you make the review/track changes function disappear from view, but it would seem that the functions can just as easily be enabled.

I've copied and pasted and re-saved the document under a new name - but it hasn't helped.

Is there anything obvious that I'm missing? Any suggestions are most welcome!

[Edited at 2004-03-15 03:26]


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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Accept changes Mar 15, 2004

Hi Jana,
Assuming that you agree with all changes made by your proofreader, you will need to accept all changes in the document (of course, you can also do that one by one: maybe you want to reject one or another).

Changing the view in Word XP only hides the marking - same as in Word 2k, really...

HTH, Ralf


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Jana Teteris  Identity Verified
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It worked, however........ Mar 15, 2004

Thank you Ralf, for pointing out the obvious! I've only been using XP for a week and there's still a lot to learn.

One last question though. Is there any way of deleting the names of the reviewers? Not that it's of huge signifance this time round, but it might come in useful some time in the future.

Thanks


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Why not make a copy... Mar 15, 2004

Jana Teteris wrote:

One last question though. Is there any way of deleting the names of the reviewers? Not that it's of huge signifance this time round, but it might come in useful some time in the future.

Thanks


Hi Jana -

I'm wondering why you don't simply accept the changes you agree with and then make a fresh copy of the document. There shouldn't be any traces of prior changes. The document will be "created" by you at that moment, with no more signs of prior editing than when you copy-paste a text from the web, for example.

Best,
Esther


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Jana Teteris  Identity Verified
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Thank you Mar 15, 2004

Thank you Esther! I'll give it a go.

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Piotr Turski  Identity Verified
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Try changing Word settings Mar 15, 2004

Go to: Tools - Options, click on the Security tab; there under Privacy Options check "Remove personal information from this file on save". This way when you reopen the document you will find all the comments having been made by an "Author".

Piotr

[Edited at 2004-03-15 10:44]


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