How to Turn On Track Changes in Word 2010

Students in colleges and colleagues in a business environment often need to work together on a document.

This can often include the use of comments, but it will typically involve document edits as well.

But it can be difficult to locate changes that are made to the document as it is passed around between teammates, and certain revisions can get overlooked. Fortunately, Microsoft Word 2010 has a feature that will track your document changes automatically.

The steps in our guide below will show you where to go to enable the option to track changes in your document. You can follow these steps and return to this same location to turn this option off when you are done using it.

How to Enable the Track Changes Option in Word 2010

The steps below were performed in Microsoft Word 2010. Note that the option to track changes is tied to the individual document, and will remain on or off based on the last setting for that document.

If you are collaborating on a document that will be submitted to a teacher or a colleague, then it is probably a good idea to accept all of the changes in the document, or mark the document as Final in the Tracking section on the Review tab.

mark as final or accept changes

Step 1: Open your document in Word 2010.

Step 2: Click the Review tab at the top of the window.

click the review tab

Step 3: Click the Track Changes button in the Tracking section of the Office ribbon.

click the track changes button

If you wish to change the tracking options at any time, click the arrow to the right of Track Changes, then click the Change Tracking Options button.

change tracking options

This will give you the menu below, where you can further customize how the changes are tracked in the document. You can click the OK button when you are done adjusting the options on this window.

tracking options menu

Now that you know how to turn on Track Changes in Word 20120, you can use this feature to better see the changes that have been made to documents.

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