Track Changes - On and Off

In this topic, you will learn how to turn Track Changes On or Off.


  1. Click the Review tab.

    Step 1
  2. Click Track Changes.

    Step 2
  3. Click the Track Changes menu.


    Track Changes is now ON.

    Step 3
  4. When the Track Changes feature is on, you can view all of the changes that you make to a document. 


    When you turn off the Track Changes feature, you can make changes to a document without marking what has changed.

    Step 4
  5. In this example, the landmark Holiday Inn has been changed to a Day's Inn.


    Highlight the word Holiday and type Day's

    Step 5
  6. To change tracking options, click Track Changes.

    Step 6
  7. Click Change Tracking Options

    Step 7
  8. In our example, options were set to underline the insertion.  Let's change that option.


    Click the arrow.

    Step 8
  9. Select (none) 

    Step 9
  10. Click the OK button.

    Step 10
  11. Turn Off Change Tracking:


    Click Track Changes

    Step 11
  12. Click Track Changes.

    Step 12
  13. Track Changes is turned off.

    Step 13
  14. To Remove Tracked Changes:


    Use the Accept and Reject commands on the Review Tab in the Changes Group.

    Step 14
  15. In this example, we will accept the change. Click Accept.

    Step 15
  16. Click Accept and Move to Next

    Step 16
  17. The tracked change has been removed.

    Step 17

After completing this topic, you are able to turn Track Changes on or off.