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Is it possible for me to track the changes I make to a Word document which someone has asked me to comment on?

Yes, there is a facility in Word to "track" the changes that you make to an existing document.

  1. Open the Review tab then from the Tracking group click the Track Changes image.

Word 2016 Track Changes

To add a track changes indicator to the status bar, right-click the status bar and click Track Changes. Click the Track Changes indicator on the status bar to turn Track Changes on or off.


See FAQ 805 Accepting and Rejecting Changes


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Created by Jason Bailey on 27 July 2001 and last updated by Adrian Chorlton on 1 August 2016