How to Change the Editing Color in Word 2007


The Track Changes feature in Microsoft Word 2007 marks any changes to the document in colored ink. Most of the time, this feature uses red ink to display the markups. If multiple authors work on one document, then it also uses other colors to differentiate among editors; but otherwise, the edits appear in red. By accessing the advanced Track Changes options, however, you can change the color to one you like better or simply one less reminiscent of tough grade-school teachers who returned your papers covered in accusatory red ink.

  • Click the "Review" tab on the ribbon.

  • Click the button labeled with the words "Track Changes" and a downward arrow; a menu drops down.

  • Click "Change Tracking Options."

  • Click the top drop-down field labeled "Color" under the "Markup" heading and on the right side of the Track Changes Options dialog box. This field usually displays the selection "By Author."

  • Click to select the color you prefer on the drop-down menu.

  • Click the next field labeled "Color" directly underneath the first "Color" field. On the drop-down menu, click the same color you selected for the previous field.

  • Click the field labeled "Comments" at the bottom of the "Markup" section. On the drop-down menu, click the same color you selected for the previous two fields.

  • Click "OK" at the bottom of the "Track Changes Options" dialog box.

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