If you have ever used Skylight Editorial, you may have come upon Microsoft Word’s “Track Changes” feature. This is a useful tool that allows us to record every change made to your document.

Though handy, the recorded changes may be somewhat confusing. Here’s a useful guide to help you work with the changes provided.

HOW DO I ACCEPT OR REJECT CHANGES?

To accept or reject a change, follow the steps below.

  1. Open your document.
  2. Locate the ‘Review’ tab. This should be at the top of your open document.
  3. On the ‘Review’ tab, locate the area highlighted in green on the diagram.
  4. You can accept or reject single changes by clicking the appropriate buttons.
  5. You can accept all changes by clicking “Accept > Accept all changes in document”.
  6. You can reject all changes by clicking “Reject > Reject all changes in document.

How do I view and/or delete comments?

To work with comments, follow the steps below.

  1. On the ‘Review’ tab, locate the area depicted by the image to the left. This is the “Comments” section.
  2. You can click on ‘Previous’ or ‘Next’ to navigate through comments in your document.
  3. To delete comments, click on ‘Delete’.
  4. To delete all comments in the document, click on ‘Delete > Delete all comments in document’.

I want to keep my track changes but I don't want them to print. What do I do?

If you would like to keep the recorded changes, but you want to print the document without the markup being shown, follow the steps below.

  1. On the ‘Review’ tab, locate the area highlighted in yellow.
  2. Select ‘Final’ or ‘No Markup’.
  3. Print your document.