Word, Remove changes tracking, but keep the visual representation of the changes

Marinov, Vladimir 0 Reputation points

I have a MS Word document with changes tracking. How can I remove this feature, yet preserving the visual representation of the changes (strike-out, underline, colors) as a hardcoded text. Is that possible at all?

A family of Microsoft word processing software products for creating web, email, and print documents.
743 questions
{count} votes

2 answers

Sort by: Most helpful
  1. Charles Kenyon 2,801 Reputation points

    Turn off Track Changes.

    The marking and history of changes will remain in the document but future changes will not be marked.

    Converting to pdf and then opening in Word is a horrible practice. Doing this will give you documents that are very difficult to edit and extremely complex under the hood. You could, if you need a record of the changes, simply save as a pdf as a copy. Then, in your original turn off the Tracked Changes and Accept All Changes to remove the markup, if you wish.

    You can also save versions of your document. Here is a free Add-In to make this easy.

    If you do that and later need markup, you can use the Compare or Combine features under the Review tab to produce the markup.

    1 person found this answer helpful.
    0 comments No comments

  2. Marinov, Vladimir 0 Reputation points

    The only thing working so far for me is printing the file as pdf and then converting it back to Word. I hope there is solution within Word...