Spot What Tracked Changes Can Hide

Open this menu in the Track Changes area of the Review ribbon.

Always give a document a once-over in Simple Markup or No Markup view before submitting it as a finished edit. This often reveals a bunch of formatting errors that arise from working with markup displayed (that is, with Track Changes visible). Common errors often obscured by the redlining on the screen include:

  • double spaces between words,
  • spaces around punctuation, or
  • no spaces between words.

Note that this only affects whether changes are visible. It doesn’t accept or reject changes. As soon as you select All Markup, all tracking will be visible again.

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Today’s Pro Tip comes from page 12 of the book.

Learn to use this feature for more incredible editing hacks in these posts: Accept all changes by one reviewer only and Reject all changes by reviewer 2.

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