Office Online Server - Track Changes

Aditya Biswas 45 Reputation points


I have a SharePoint 2019. To use word files with this, I have an Office Online Server.

Now, with my office online server, I cannot view track changes.

Just to clarify what I understand about track changes, it is a feature which helps us know who made changes in my document.

Now, my question is, is Track changes available in office online server? If it is available, why can't I view this?
As per my knowledge, we can only use track change in reviewing mode. But my office online server doesn't have any option for reviewing mode either.

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  1. Haoyan Xue_MSFT 14,856 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Aditya Biswas ,

    Thank you for posting in this community.

    Unfortunately, the full Track Changes feature is not available in Office Online for SharePoint 2019.

    The track full changes feature is not available in the web interface by default. It is typically a feature that is available within the Office desktop applications like Microsoft Word.

    If you want to enable track changes for documents in SharePoint, you may need to use the desktop version of Microsoft Word to open and edit the documents from SharePoint. Track changes can then be enabled within Word.

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