Using Track Changes

How to Use Track Changes

Tutorial for keeping track of changes to an APA style manuscript using the Track Changes function in Word 2010 for Windows.

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How to Use Track Changes in Microsoft Word

Top Tips to Track Changes

The best place to get started learning about Track Changes is at the source:  Microsoft's About Tracked Changes Page. Microsoft pulls together the basic information about Track Changes you need with links to more detailed topics. 

And if you're a bit more studious, spend a half hour or so taking Microsoft's Online Course on Using Track Changes -- just three short lessons, a test, and even a quick reference sheet.   

 Some other Track Changes sites and resources we like include:

  • Alan Wyatt's Track Changes Tips - From changing colors to making your comments anonymous, you'll find the tips you need to take your use of Track Changes to the next level.
  • Track Changes and Comments in Word 2007 - Track changes will be a little different in Word 2007. This handy blog post gives you a quick overview of the changes to Track Changes and the new Document Inspector.

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How to Track Changes as a reviewer in Word 2010

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Track Changes in Word 2010

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Track who changes what and where in your document with revision markup

Technology Integration

Google Docs

Before, when you shared a Google document with your collaborators and granted them the editing rights they could edit anything in it. But with "Suggested Edits" you, as the owner of the document, can control this editing process by allowing collaborators to make only suggestions which you can either accept or reject.

This new feature is not available on Google Docs for mobile.