How to Remove Tracking Changes From a Word Document


Microsoft Word is the standard word processing application used by individuals, students and professionals to create documentation. Word comes equipped with a Track Changes feature that allows individuals to record the changes and deletions made in a document during the revision process. The creator of the document can then accept or reject the changes that have been made. Before submitting or sharing your document, you may want to remove the tracking changes from the Word document.

  • Open the Microsoft Word document by selecting and double-clicking.

  • Click "View" from the top menu, select "Toolbars" and click on "Reviewing."

  • Click "Show" from the Reviewing toolbar.

  • Place a check next to "Comments," "Ink Annotations," "Insertions and Deletions," "Formatting" and "Reviewers."

  • Click "Next" on the Reviewing toolbar to advance from one revision to the next.

  • Click "Accept Change" or "Reject Change/Delete" on the Reviewing toolbar.

  • Repeat steps 5 and 6 until all of the revisions have been accepted or rejected and all the comments and revisions are removed from the document.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you want to accept all of the changes at once, click the arrow next to "Accept Change" and then click "Accept All Changes in Document."
  • If you want to reject all of the changes at once, click the arrow next to "Reject Change/Delete Comment" and then click "Reject All Changes in Document."

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